ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

All About Ginkgo Biloba: Benefits of This Timeless Herbal Supplement

Yarrow Oil: Here's Why It Deserves a Place in Your First-Aid Kit

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Carnitine deficiency suggested as contributor to autism

Lutein — An Important Nutrient for Eye and Brain Health

White Camphor Oil: The Purest Camphor Oil

Taurine: Facts About This Crucial Amino Acid

Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging

Vitamin D3 Versus D2

 
Print Page
Email Article

Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis Almost Doubles at Work

  [ 9 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Deborah Cooper • www.ProHealth.com • August 9, 2000


Knee osteoarthritis is twice as likely to develop in people whose work involves a high level of occupational activities according to a new study. Kneeling, squatting, climbing stairs or ladders and heavy lifting are all activities that increase the likelihood of experiencing osteoarthritis.

The findings, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, demonstrated “strong evidence for an occupational hazard of knee OA resulting from prolonged kneeling and squatting.” This adds to the list of other established risk factors such as older age, being female, and obesity.

The team of British researchers followed 518 patients over a two-year period who were waiting to have knee surgery, including total knee arthroplasty, osteotomy or patellar replacement. Patients were interviewed about previous knee injuries and about the specific occupational activities involved in every job they had held since leaving school, such as lifting, kneeling and squatting.

Those people who had a history of excessive kneeling and squatting had double the risk of developing OA compared to people who only performed occupational lifting. Even more alarming was the finding that people whose jobs involved all three activities had three times the risk of OA.

Such hazards require considerable preventative measures, commented the researchers. “It would seem sensible to avoid prolonged work in such postures. Where avoidance of kneeling is not practical, the use of knee pads is already recommended.” They also suggested that reducing other controllable risk factors may be beneficial, for example, avoiding obesity in people whose jobs involve a high level of kneeling or squatting.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera Soothe, Heal and Regulate Your Digestive System with Nutrient-Rich Aloe Vera

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map