May 29, 2021 by Companio
Knee pain is not an old age issue anymore that occurs with Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis. It has become a lifestyle problem and observed among young people as well. According to statistics in 2019, 15 crore Indians suffer from knee problems, out of which 4 crores need a total knee replacement. The number is dramatically increasing with our sedentary lifestyle in work from home & home isolation during Covid pandemic times with the least amount of physical movements.
2. Lower back pain
Our spine gives structure and support to the entire body. It allows us to move, bend with flexibility and maintain a posture. Major causes of lower back pain occur when we repeatedly do certain movements which pull the muscle or ligament. A survey tells us that nearly 60% of the population in our country suffer from such acute pain in the lower back. It is really alarming to be aware that such regular back pain can restrict a person from daily normal motions and lead to permanent disability.
3. Calf muscle pain
One of the major causes of Calf muscle pain is that use of calves is done throughout the day in any motions, like walking, running, jogging etc. Overuse of a muscle, holding in a position for a long period of time, using the muscle with an instant move without prior exercise causes the muscle pain, irrespective of the age factor. However, muscle loss from aging is very prevalent. Medical conditions like thyroid, lack of minerals & vitamins, compressed nerves & more become a contributing factor to the issue.
4. Acute Ankle pain
Ankle pain usually occurs with a medical condition like Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis or any history of injury in bones, ligaments or tendons. Commonly observed symptoms are inflammation, joint swelling, stiffness, pain, redness and loss of function. Inactive muscles for long periods of time also leads to calf muscle weakness & stiffness which is experienced often in morning and evening after long hours of sitting on a chair for work.
According to a survey conducted, India ranks third in most obese country in the world. More than 135 million individuals in our country are affected by obesity. One of the major contributing factors is frequent consumption of fast food, employment transition from manual labour to white collar work with least amount of physical effort. It is also observed that obesity can lead to medical conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes etc. Which is even prevalent among children that negatively affects productivity and socioeconomic status.