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Help For Arthritic Knees

April 21, 2012

If you read it once you read it a thousand times – one of the best treatment options for knee osteoarthritis is exercise.  Stand up and get those joints moving.  The simple act of walking helps lubricate the knee joint.  Whatever activity you choose remember that the idea is to bend the knee.

Cartilage is made up mostly of water.  That water needs to move around to keep your knee healthy.  The  fluid in your knee contains all the things needed to keep your cartilage healthy.  Bending your knee helps force that fluid to the places it needs to get to.

What’s the best way to keep a door hinge from squeaking?  Oil the hinge or don’t use the door.  Bending the knee is a great help for arthritic knees – it’s like oiling a squeaky door hinge.



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