Chronic knee pain due to arthritis is a very common medical condition that can be experienced by older adults, young adults and even children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by age 85, half of all people, and 2 out of 3 obese individuals, will develop a chronic knee condition.
Arthritis can occur well before the age of 85. The pain experienced is due to a loss of space between your bones that cartilage provides. It’s actually become a rule of thumb, that it is best to stop running after the age of 4, as this can cause premature stress and aging of the knees.
If you are beginning to suffer from knee pain, or have felt the debilitating effects of arthritis in your knees for some time, you might be surprised to learn there is an amazingly simple stretching technique, shown in the following video, which can be extremely helpful. It is also a great stretch as a preventative for knee pain, as it provides a way to create space between the bones in this joint, that is necessary for healthy and pain-free mobility.