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Easy exercises for healthy knees

Even a small amount of exercise throughout the day will make a difference in knee health. Just a few repetitions here and there will give the knee joint more stability, which decreases stress at the joint from any weight-bearing activities. That can also help lessen the progression of arthritis in the joint. It’s helpful to fit in a few repetitions while watching TV or talking on the phone. Exercises that can help improve knee health include heel raises, standing side leg lifts, standing knee lifts, seated hamstring curls, and seated knee extensions.   (Locked) More »

Insoles for arthritic knees

A recent research review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association has found shoe inserts do little-if anything-to relieve knee arthritis pain. (Locked) More »

10 tips to prevent injuries when you exercise

To avoid the sprains, strains, and other injuries that can occur with exercise, make sure your workout program is right for you. Warm up before each session and cool down afterward. Never exercise to the point of pain. (Locked) More »

Ask the doctor: How should I treat a torn meniscus?

Surgery called partial meniscectomy has been the traditional way to correct a torn meniscus in people with osteoarthritis. However, new research suggests people with this condition may be able to try physical therapy before resorting to surgery. (Locked) More »

Managing osteoarthritis of the knee

More than two-thirds of women over age 60 have painful, tender, or swollen knees. Osteoarthritis—the breakdown of joint cartilage—is the usual culprit. Although total knee replacement can help, it's best to first try simpler, safer noninvasive strategies like weight loss and exercise. (Locked) More »