The doctor said that going backwards and down the stairs can temporarily reduce the burden on the knees and relieve the discomfort of the knees in a short period of time, but there is currently no evidence to prove that going down the stairs backwards can prevent and improve knee degeneration; situation photo.
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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] The protection and maintenance of the knee is very important, especially for the elderly.
There is a rumor in the market: "Going backwards and going down the stairs can protect the knees." Li Yanyu, director of the Renyi Boai Rehabilitation Clinic, said that going backwards down the stairs and down the mountain can increase the work of the hip joints in a short period of time, which can temporarily reduce the burden on the knees and relieve knee pain. Discomfort, but there is currently no evidence to prove that going down stairs backwards can prevent or improve knee degeneration.
Li Yanyu posted on his Facebook fan page "Dr. Li Yanyu's Rehabilitation Chat Room" that an uncle came to the clinic a while ago. After discussion, Aber decided to adopt single-needle ultrasound-guided aspiration injection.
Uncle asked the doctor: "Some people say that you have to go backwards when going down the stairs to avoid knee pain. Is it true?"
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Li Yanyu said that Uncle's problem is also the problem of many friends. There are indeed many people who use the backward method when climbing stairs or mountains. They think that when walking backwards, their knees will not hurt.
Going down the stairs backwards temporarily reduces the burden on the knees, and the doctor gives 3 suggestions
Is there any medical evidence for the effect of going backwards down the stairs and down the mountain?
Li Yanyu shared that a Japanese study in 2010 showed that when going backwards and down stairs, the movement and angle of the knee joint and joint force will be reduced, and the center of gravity of the body will be controlled by the hip joint; The shaking will increase, the work of plantar flexors will decrease, the work of knee extensors will increase, and the force on the knees will be reduced during the support period.
Li Yanyu concluded that going backwards down the stairs and down the mountain can increase the work of the hip joints in a short period of time, temporarily reduce the burden on the knees, and relieve knee discomfort.
However, there is currently no empirical evidence that walking backwards down stairs can prevent and improve knee degeneration.
For people with knee discomfort, Li Yanyu appeals to follow the following three suggestions:
●If you are injured while climbing stairs or mountains, or you have knee degeneration and acute inflammation, and your knees are very uncomfortable, you can temporarily fall backwards down the stairs or down the mountain, and the hip joint will compensate for a short period of time.
●If there is no discomfort in the knee, there is no need to deliberately go backwards down the stairs or down the hill, because this will increase the risk of falls and fractures.
●Be sure to pay attention to safety when going downhill or stairs backwards, hold on to the handrails, try to look back at the road, relax your knees during the process, and let your core and pelvis compensate for your body's center of gravity.
He reminded that exercise and weight loss are still the left and right care methods for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis compared to going down the stairs or down the mountain.
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