Knee pain can make it difficult to walk, exercise, and live your life the way you want. Once you have knee pain, it’s important to work with an orthopaedic physician to help you manage the pain. For those of us who are not yet dealing with knee pain, prevention is key. Here are a few tips to help you reduce the risk of developing that pesky knee pain in the first place.
Some activities such as running, tennis or any sport where there are significant amounts of jumping or running, can be the culprit of knee pain. When we put a lot of pressure on one joint it begins to prematurely deteriorate and cause pain. Some of the best activities to stay healthy but reduce joint overuse are yoga, walking and swimming.
When you are involved in activities where there is an increased risk of getting kicked or falling, it is important to wear the suggested protective gear. Wearing the suggested gear can help protect the knee joint and muscles surrounding the joint.
One of the risk factors of developing arthritis is a person’s weight. Being overweight adds extra pound of pressure on the joints, causing them to deteriorate faster. There is an increased risk of the development of arthritis if there has been a previous injury to the joint. Keeping a healthy diet and a daily exercise program is a good way to keep your knee pain at bay.
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