Synopses & Reviews
Many hurting knees happen as a result of sports injuries and accidental slips and falls, but many others are also the result of weight problems or aging. This book will help aging baby boomers and others stay active by clearly explaining how and why knees can be such a problem. The authors discuss the four most common knee problemsopain from the kneecap, torn meniscus, and ligament and tendon problemsoand explain what to do about them. Throughout, a variety of exercises to relieve pain, strengthen the knee, and prevent injury are clearly illustrated with drawings and photographs. Many new, nontraditional treatments do present valuable alternatives. Since surgery is always a looming possibility when the knee is involved, the authors help readers understand why surgery may become necessary, how to select the best knee surgeon, and what will actually take place in different types of knee surgery.
This book covers all common knee problems, along with treatment and prevention. Illustrated exercises offer readers ways to relieve pain and strengthen their knees to prevent further injury.