What kind of exercise or lifestyle or perhaps nutrition factors can help people to avoid knee injury? What can reduce the risk of knee injury? Let’s assume a person is doing everything else correctly. And in particular, how to prevent the knee meniscus, knee ligament injury, patellofemoral joint injuries. How to recover faster from conservative or surgical knee injury treatment? Are there factors that can help people to avoid knee injury? Lifestyle and nutritional factors. Yeah, the two knee injury prevention factors that you have commented on. One is nutrition factors in reducing the risks of a knee injury. It’s also a huge topic to answer. I don’t believe there is only one way to be nutritionally healthy. There are different ways to obtain that. So I think any nutrition habits that make the person feel good are good enough. It is important to have a good source of protein and carbohydrates, and fat. All this should be good enough. But on the other hand, you asked me what kind of exercise the patient can perform to decrease the knee injury. I don’t believe in most of the very commonly heard advice that people say. They say, “work on your quads,” “your quads have to work.” I don’t believe that because if you only focus on the quads, you will produce an imbalance of your lower limbs muscles. I believe as we were saying before, in a holistic way to prevent knee injuries. You need not only to strengthen your muscles, quads, and back part of the thigh. But also, it is very, very, very important to do hip strengthening and core strengthening. It’s true even for running. I know a lot of runners who never perform any kind of core exercises. This is mandatory to do. It’s not only for the improvement of knee conditioning. It is also to prevent any kind of pubic problem. I would recommend doing a functional strengthening. It is not about doing a typical one plain exercise at the gym, like the squad machine. Or to exercise on a calf machine. It is much better if you perform the functional workout because that is more related to what you would do in normal life. You might train artificially as most of the gym machine exercises are done. Then you won’t prevent any kind of knee injury that you risk when you perform freestyle exercises, for example, running or football or volleyball or rugby or basketball. Because the way you move in those sports has nothing to do with what you are doing in your machine-based workout. It is very helpful to know that!
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