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If you’ve ever injured your knee, you’ve found in your own flesh what the importance of having healthy knees for many activities and sports practice, and you injure the knee can mean having to be away from the playing field for some time . Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent knee injuries.
What’s in the knee?
To understand the meaning of knee injuries, first you have to understand how the knee. The knee is a joint, which means it is the contact point between two adjacent bones. In fact, it is the largest joint in the human body. The knees provide stability and flexibility, while allowing flex, rotate and straighten the legs. The knee consists of several parts such as bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons, all operate as if they were one. So when we speak of a knee injury, may be damaged or overloaded any of these parts. (Did you know that girls who play sports are two to four times more likely to injure the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee than male athletes?) Read the rest of this entry »