Relieve Knee Discomfort, Nourish Knee Cartilage, Gain Back Mobility – Episode 1

21st March, 2018
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Importance of Knee Cartilage: Meniscus

The meniscus is a crescent shaped cartilage that acts as a shock absorber for the knee, to protect the shin bone and thigh bone from wear and tear. It also stabilizes the joints by evenly distributing the load across the joint area when we walk, run and jump. Each knee has 2 menisci (plural of meniscus). The meniscus is nourished by small blood vessels at the outer rim (often referred as “red zone”), while the inner two thirds of the meniscus (often referred as “white zone”) has no direct blood supply (avascular), making the meniscus tissue’s ability to self-repair limited.

 

Consequences of Knee Cartilage (Meniscus) Weakening

The meniscus weakens as we age due to factors like poor blood circulation. When the meniscus in the knee becomes weaker and thinner, it is more prone to tears even from simple movements such as squatting or steeping on an uneven surface. Furthermore, weak or tight leg muscles as a result of sitting or standing for long hours, makes it more difficult for enough warm blood to circulate to the legs regularly. Therefore, even if there is a small tear in the “red zone” of the meniscus, it tends to repair slowly or not heal properly due to the poor blood supply. This may result in persistent knee pain, difficulty bending and straightening of legs, joint locking, knee instability and higher risk of developing knee arthritis.

 

Warm Up the Knee Joints to Nourish Knee Cartilage (Meniscus)

Warming up your joints before your activity encourages better blood circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the synovial fluid surrounding the knee joints, hence keeping the joints lubricated and flexible. OWELL’s 3-in-1 (Muscles. Joints. Blood Circulation) BIO-Far Infrared Ray (F.I.R) + Heat Therapy combines both BIO-F.I.R Therapy and Heat Therapy to generate soothing warmth to the muscles and joints quickly and also provides deep penetrating warming effect to the 3rd layer of your skin. This brings blood and oxygen flow to the worn-out and injured tissues for repair and recuperation, relieves pain and relaxes the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, tendons and ligaments). It is portable and has 3 levels of adjustable Heat Therapy, suitable for those with chronic knee pain like arthritis as well as sports injuries recover.

 

OWELL’s 3-in-1 BIO-F.I.R.+ Heat Therapy Benefits include:

  • Relieving discomfort and fatigue
  • Relieving muscle and joint pain
  • Stimulating metabolism and immune system
  • Supporting blood and oxygen flow reducing discomfort

 

OWELL 3-in-1 BIO-F.I.R + Heat Therapy Suitable for:

  • Sports enthusiast to shorten warm up time and speed up the removal of lactic acid build up in muscles
  • Individuals who experience tightness and joint pain

Sedentary individuals and those who stand for long hours to reduce stiffness and improve blood flow

 

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