How to avoid knee pain
No more knee pain
The number-one secret for happy knees? Stay at a healthy weight. Every extra pound you pack on puts about 4 extra pounds of pressure on your knees when you walk or take the stairs.
"Women often come in complaining of knee pain, and it turns out it started after they put on just 5 or 10 pounds," said Dr. Sara Edwards, an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Once you shed that excess weight, though, symptoms improve—and sometimes even disappear.
Read on for more great knee-saving tips.
Don't bound up and down stairs
Unless you're in great shape, his puts serious stress on your kneecaps: "If you weigh 150 pounds, that can mean as much as 600 pounds going through your knees," said Robert Gotlin, DO, director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Walk, and hold onto the railing for added support.
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Dang! How will I ever remember that tip?:rolleyes:
Originally Posted by Rockntractor
The other tip is to keep the leg muscles strong, which lessens pressure on the joints.
Originally Posted by Starbuck
May sound strange, but that never occurred to me. Not to fear; this year I will walk 700 miles (got 310 knocked out so far), and I bought a set of 2 pound ankle weights to help me warm up. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get through life with my original equipment knees.:smile-new:
Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman
On the "bounding" subject: The tragedy of it all is, the bounding part is the only part Obama has proven to be really good at. He can bound up to the microphone and jog down the steps of Air Force One like a motivational speaker!:biggrin-new:
I try to stay in the recliner with my laptop computer on my days off. It seems to help.
Our laptop broke so I take lots of walks, it seems to help. :biggrin-new:
Originally Posted by RobJohnson
My relaxation was short lived today. I was able to get several things done outside until the breeze turned into 15 mph winds that started blowing the desert dust around.
Originally Posted by Gina
Walking is very good for you. I do it for hours at work. Tomorrow starts seven days in a row. :star: