Friday, October 15, 2010

Knees -

Knee surgery and knee replacement are options that only hold minimal benefit in many cases - though to be fair - they are life changing in others.

The very best thing is to take care of the knees that you have by maintaining a normal weight and engaging in regular physical activity - walking and running included, especially if you are not overweight and do not have gait imbalances.

Avoiding stress injuries that can happen in sports; tennis, soccer, basketball and football is also protective.

Sadly - news out today reports that the FDA which has the authority to approve and regulate not only drugs, but medical tests and devices, is said to have been influenced by the makers of several types of knee replacements and may not have done due diligence in approving them.

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