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How can I prevent knee pain?

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You can�t prevent all injuries, but these steps make them less likely:

�Stop exercising if you feel knee pain.

�If you want to make your workout more intense, do it gradually.

�Stretch your legs before and after�physical activity.

�Use kneepads to prevent bursitis if you have to kneel a lot.

�Wear shoes that fit well and offer enough support.

�Keep your thigh muscles strong with regular�stretching�and strengthening.

�If you�re overweight, work to get to a healthy weight to ease stress on your joints, including your knees.

From: What’s Causing My Knee Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

JAMA: “For Some Injuries, It's All in the Name.”

American Family Physician: “ Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Knee Pain: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Radiographs, and Laboratory Tests.” 

Rouzier, P.   second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

ACP Medicine: “Osteoarthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

SOURCES:

JAMA: “For Some Injuries, It's All in the Name.”

American Family Physician: “ Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Knee Pain: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Radiographs, and Laboratory Tests.” 

Rouzier, P.   second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004.  The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

ACP Medicine: “Osteoarthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

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