Helping your knees age
What’s the most common health concern for people over 65? It’s not the usual suspects like heart trouble, cancer or diabetes. It’s joint problems, mainly knee osteoarthritis.
How can you keep knee replacement surgery out of your future? One option is to simply walk, stretch and strengthen your leg muscles. Studies show that adults with knee arthritis who exercise regularly have less pain and disability. But keep it safe. Make sure your shoes fit well, you warm up before you start walking, and that you spend several weeks gradually working up to the intensity level you desire.
Before starting any exercise program, it’s a good idea to check with your physician. And if you need to find a physician, call toll-free 855.747.8606.