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Sedentary desk jobs can cause 'office knee' syndrome
The rise in sedentary desk-based jobs is the main reason for the latest joint ailment known as 'office knees'. Most of the workers within the age group 16 and 65 are living with this pain, but those above 55 suffer the most - and this has been seen in a latest research done in the UK.

A NEW research says that more than quarter of UK workers suffer from painful knee joints known as 'office knee' syndrome. The reason behind this is the rising level of obesity and sedentary lifestyle. The knees are being crushed by the excess weight and in long run it requires knee replacement surgery.

The number of people with knee pains are leading now and it is more common in people with desk based jobs. Ronam Banim, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon says that the sedentary lifestyle and obesity brings a lot of pressure on the knees, and the knees are literally being crushed by excess weight and this leads to 'office knee' syndrome.

Dr. Ronam also said that, if the obesity level increases at the same rate it is increasing now then demand for 'knee-replacement' will go through the roof. The people who are becoming should do some warm up exercises and regular workouts to avoid such problems.

Dr Sarah Dauncey, Medical director at Nuffield Health says that, “To minimize the potential risks of getting knee pain, people who are becoming more active should look at pre and post activity warm-ups and downs, wearing good trainers and supporting the joint when exercising,” reported Daily Mail.

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