If you are obese, your knees and hips experience up to 6 times as much pressure when walking down a flight of stairs & you are at risk for osteoarthritis in the kness, hands, ankles and hips. Eating tuna or salmon twice a week will give you the Omega 3's you need to keep your joints pliable and strong. Don't like fish? Get an Omega 3 supplement into your daily routine or eat foods high in Omega 3's, flaxseed or olive oil, eat more leafy greens, drink plenty of water & eat more veggies.
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Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, they move the hip--, I'm able to get up from sitting and experience less pain, even no pain. I didn't find that on my own, but thanks to my Feldenkrais instructor41
I LOVE my elastogel knee wraps. You put them in the freezer and reuse them as often as you need. I usually ice my bad knees every night , thus reducing the amount of pain meds I have to take. They come in different sizes and the gel is flexible, so the wrap goes entirely around the knee.244
I have arthritis and have had surgery on one knee and to help the pain I exercise even if it hurts because later the pain goes away and I feel better. I don't necessarily advise with all pain but for arthritis it helps a lot. A bicycle helps a lot and is less stressful
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