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‘Sedentary lifestyle, malnutrition making women vulnerable to knee problems’

While women are genetically inclined to joints’ pain and arthritis in comparison to their male counterparts, but owing to sedentary lifestyles, lack of proper diet and vitamin deficiency, problem among younger women, around 30 years is also now reported.

punjab Updated: Aug 28, 2016 13:01 IST
Aditi Goel
Over 100 patients of joints pain and orthopaedic problems, above 50-year age were checked during camp and around 60% were women patients.
Over 100 patients of joints pain and orthopaedic problems, above 50-year age were checked during camp and around 60% were women patients.(Photo: Shutterstock)

While women are genetically inclined to joints’ pain and arthritis in comparison to their male counterparts, but owing to sedentary lifestyles, lack of proper diet and vitamin deficiency, problem among younger women, around 30 years is also now reported, claims Dr HS Gill, orthopaedic and joint replacement, HoD, at Apollo Hospital during the camp at Sudhar village on Saturday.

Over 100 patients of joints pain and orthopaedic problems, above 50-year age were checked during camp and around 60% were women patients.

“The knee replacement surgeries are getting preference and as per the observation, the problem arises more among women, since they are genetically predisposed to joint pain and rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis. Of the total surgeries I have done, nearly 70% were on women,”added Dr Gill.

“With urbanisation, problems like nutrient deficiency, lack of exercise have raised such problems among younger populations, but the problem persists equally among rural ones. The reason among rural women is the habit of sitting in cross-legged or squat position which leads to arthritis problem. The inappropriate intake of nutritions and minerals also aggravates the condition,”he concluded.

REASONS OF ARTHRITIS

Lack of exercise. Genetically predisposed to joint pain among women. High intake of junk food. Also, post menopause, weakening of bones takes place.Rural women, sitting cross-legged or squatting position suffer from this. One must know their body and develop exercises over a period of time. Too much exercise can cause repetitive stress injuries and athletes develop such problems.

PRECAUTIONS

Regular intake of calcium supplements and calcium rich foods like green leaves vegetables, eggs, and fish and milk products.

Walk at a steady pace.

SYMPTOMS

Inner side of the knee pains. Crackling sound from knee joint. Difficulty in walking.

TREATMENT

Knee replacement treatment is done according to the age of a patient. Knee replacement is a must when bone comes in contact with each other. Life of knee implants has risen from 20 to 30 years.

PREFERENCE OF KNEE REPLACEMENT

Problems occur in younger age groups (heavy exercises and vitamin deficiency, lack of sunlight, excess AC). Surgery is beneficial for the patients.

Cost:- Single knee (Rs 1.5-2 lakh)

Double (Rs 2.5-3.5 lakh )

COMMON MYTHS AFTER KNEE REPLACEMENT

You can’t run with implants - No. One can undertake soft exercise like play double’s tennis and golf.

Can’t sit cross leg - A person can sit cross-legged, but occasionally.