Preventing Knee Injuries
Your legs, knees and ankles take a lot of pressure day to day, and are more prone to wear and tear than other parts of your body as they are so frequently needed to get you from place to place. Your knees are also at risk of injury, and if you injure your knees it can be difficult to get back to normal, as you will use your legs frequently throughout the day. The best way to deal with knee injury is not to sustain one in the first place, so here are some tips for avoiding a knee injury.
Get Plenty of Exercise
One of the best ways to avoid a knee injury is to make sure that your knees are in the best possible shape and are thus stronger and more resistant to damage. The best exercises to do to strengthen your knees are ones which strengthen your leg muscles. Look into stair climbing or uphill walking (this will be just as effective in the gym as outside).
You should always warm up and cool down to avoid overstretching or damaging your knees through exercise, and avoid high impact exercise which can actually place too much pressure on the knee and cause damage (such as running).
Wear the Right Shoes
So many people injure their knees and ankles simply by wearing the wrong shoes. If you must wear high heels for work, try to wear trainers or comfortable flat shoes to and from the office, and take your shoes off as much as you can. All shoes are not created equal either, so look for shoes which truly support your feet and fit properly. If your shoes have started to wear down, this can cause you to walk oddly and put pressure on your joints, so make sure that you replace your shoes regularly.
A healthy body is much more resistant to damage all round. Make sure you eat properly and get your five a day every day. People who are overweight are at more risk of knee injury than those who are a healthy weight, so if you feel that you need to lose weight look into a diet plan with a nutritionist.
Finding an Injury Lawyer in Otley
If you have injured your knee in an accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you can get compensation and how to do so, you will want to find an injury lawyer in Otley who can deal with your claim.
The best way to find a good injury lawyer in Otley is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and will be able to find you the best injury lawyer in Otley for your situation and walk you through the claims process. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call and will be able to speak to an advisor 24/7 via the helpline.