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Archive for December 30th, 2010

Buying gifts for friends and family is something we do all year long. If you’re anything like me then you have a long list of people to shop for. Dealing with the traffic and the crowds at the mall probably don’t have you looking forward to it. Luckily, lower shipping costs and faster delivery times have finally made online shopping a reality for people around the world. High quality pain relief products are no exception.

If you have someone in your life who suffers from osteoarthritis in the knees then you know how painful their day to day lives can become. From the simple act of getting out of bed to walking across a room, the simplest tasks take on a new challenge. Arthritis pain can be oppressive, and can cause us to become sedentary or withdrawn. You can help your loved ones escape the cycle of arthritis pain with a supportive knee brace designed to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with knee arthritis. Give a gift that says you really care this holiday season and they’ll thank you for it.

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Stretching the hamstrings is easy and doesn’t take much time.  It is also important if you want to treat your knee osteoarthritis conservatively.  Medications and surgery can be dangerous.  Try this – a standing hamstring stretch:

1.  Stand up

2.  Bend forward, keeping your knees straight –  until you feel a gentle stretch

3.  Hold the position for ten seconds

4.  Return to the position you started in

5.  Repeat five times

This post is part of a series about how stretching can play an important role in a conservative treatment plan for knee osteoarthritis.