Dealing with hip & knee pain
Paul Burton D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon, Redlands Community
in The Redlands Daily Facts - 2/17/10
Re-printed with permission.
This is the fourth in a series of columns that will explore a number
of running topics from multiple sources in the community. The columns will run every Wednesday from now until the 27th annual Run Through
Redlands on Sunday, April. 18, 2010.
REDLANDS - Staying in the game can often times be a physical challenge for many who experience hip and knee pain.
With the Run through Redlands, one of the biggest running events in
the Inland Empire area, coming up on Sunday, April 18, Redlands
Community Hospital experts are reminding participants to warm up. "Hip and knee pain are common problems for many people who have active
lifestyles," said Paul Burton D.O., orthopedic surgeon at Redlands Community Hospital. "Hip and knee pain is usually the result of
overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down and inadequate stretching. Being overweight can also contribute
to hip and knee pain".
"Preparing the body for hobbies and sports is important for anyone at any age, but it is especially important for seniors," recommends Dr.
Burton. "You should always warm-up with slow, rhythmic activities such as walking."
According to Dr. Burton physical activity remains a critical component for helping improve the quality of life for patients.
The benefits of participating in active events such as Run Through
Longer, healthier life
Reduced joint and muscle pain
Improved mobility and balance
Lower percentage of falls and serious injuries, such as hip fractures
Slower loss of muscle mass
Sponsors of the Run Through Redlands, such as Redlands Community Hospital, make it possible to provide a quality running event while
raising money for scholarships and other worthy local charities.
To register for the Run through Redlands, or for more information
about the event, visit www.redlands-events.com
or call the Kiwanis Club's 24-hour InfoLine at 909-748-0637.