Swimming is the Best Solution for Runner’s Knees

As professional swimming instructors at Aquaskills http://www.aquaskills.com we believe that swimming as one of the best exercises to increase flexibility and range of motion as well as a boost ones cardio fitness because swimming is a full body exercise with aerobic breathing.With swimming one will increase their range of motion, overcome joint pain due to arthritis and runners knee or back problems due to poor posture or from injuries.Swimming is a zero impact exercise to the joints but the water’s resistance makes it a great work out without the jarring effects on the joints.Swimming is a great anecdote for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) otherwise known as runner’s knees and orthopedic injuries as well as for osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or carpel tunnel syndrome and body stiffness. You can burn alot of calories while swimming continuous laps and your joints are fully supported so no worry for high impact injuries.Great blood circulation is going to make you look and feel great and reduce stress.The more we oxygenate our muscles the more we gain flexibility. The aerobic aspects of swimming with full overall body movement using all the muscle groups is a great sport to use to detox, loose stress, and revive onesself after a sedentary day in the office. It is great for the rest of your life because of the zero impact on the joints. We teach proper breathing techniques and body roll to prevent neck cramps.Swimming can help with pain management from runner’s knee, arthritis and other joint problems due to trauma, and injury.It is a great rehabilitative exercise for those recovering from bed rest or healing.Not only will swimming improve your health if done properly but it will open your life to a plethora of new outdoor water sports from kayaking to sailing to water skiining and scuba diving….safely.

Swimming objectives for people with prior injuries and trauma to their bodies is
in overcoming joint paint, increasing range of motion and rehabilitating muscle strength.For swimmers  to learn  proper form while  swimming laps as a form of exercise  is imperative.Learning to swim  safely is important as well as to learn to swim properly

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3 comments

  1. I WAS IN TEARS CRYING A FEW WEEKS AGO, BECAUSE I WAS A GYM FANATIC/RUNNER AND CAN NO LONGER WORK OUT DUE TO RUNNERS KNEE, TENNIS ELBOW, AND SHOULDER PAIN. WORKINGOUT WAS MY LIFE. ITS BEEN OVER 6 MONTHS AND HAVENT TOUCHED A WEIGHT OR RAN. I WAS MAD AT GOD, BUT I REALIZED IT WAS MYSELF TO BLAME BY OVER TRAINING. I AM SO HAPPY I CAME ACROSS THIS ARTICLE! NOW IM GONNA DEDICATE MYSELF TO SWIMMING AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL UNDER LIFE SCUBBA DIVING HERE I COME!!!

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