If you’ve got osteoarthritis of the knees, you know how bad the pain can get. At times, you can barely even walk.
But there are moments when you feel just fine. Maybe it’s just a good day for your bad knees…or maybe you caved and pop some pain pills…but whatever the reason, you’re cruising along without a care in the world until…
Your knees buckle without warning, and next thing you know, you’re on the floor.
We all know that weakening knees are a major fall risk for seniors — but it usually doesn’t end with just one fall. If you manage to actually get back up on your feet (which is NOT a given as you get older), you risk going right back down again…and again…and again.
And new research shows just how bad it can get. Any fall caused by knee buckling due to arthritis will increase your risk of more falls by 450 percent, with some folks falling so often you’d think they’ve been knocking back a few too many.
But the problem isn’t having too much to drink; it’s having too little cartilage. As osteoarthritis eats up the natural cushion in the joint, your knees start to buckle…and you go down for the count, over and over again.
As if just falling weren’t bad enough, the new study also finds that falls due to buckling knees will boost your risk of serious injury by 223 percent over two years. And that’s not even the worst part.
The same study finds you’ll face TRIPLE the risk of the type of injury that could limit your activity or even put you in a wheelchair.
Look, I admire anyone who gets back up on his feet after he’s been knocked down. But let’s get smart about this, because this is one battle you can’t always win on your own.
If your knees are starting to buckle, don’t wait for a fall before you get help.
If you take action now… BEFORE your knees get that bad… you can ease pain and restore the cartilage in your knees so you feel better than you have in years.
One of the best ways to support your aging knees is with natural collagen, which is proven to ease pain and restore function. That way, you can get up and around without worrying about a fall.
You can read more about it in this free report from my Daily Dose archives.
And sometimes your knees need literal support, so don’t be too proud to use a cane if it helps keep you steady.