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Get Up and Walk

December 7, 2016
Lifestyle Modification

    Walking Helps the Knees

Walking can hurt. However, it doesn’t cost much, can be done most places, and can be quite helpful.  Walking allows the knee to move through a normal range of motion with low impact on joints. You only need time and effort to go for a walk – this can also help you lose weight.  Your knee arthritis isn’t going to get better by itself.

Walk on an even surface like a track or treadmill.  Shopping malls provide stable walking conditions, as well as heat or air conditioning. Increase your distance or time as your knee grows stronger.  One step a t a time….



Walking

Walking

Walking.  It doesn’t cost anything.  It doesn’t require special equipment or a an instructional video.  You don’t need a membership to a gym.  Just get up and start.

A terrific low-impact exercise program can begin with you walking just 30 minute a day.  You can do it just about anywhere.  Malls, a trail, the beach, a long sidewalk, parks, treadmills, anywhere you can safely put one foot in front of the other.

Walking will help lubricate your joints, elevate your heart rate, and get you working up a sweat.  Walking is a great low-impact exercise that can be an effective treatment option for your knee osteoarthritis.  If your excuse for not walking is that your knee hurts, try an arthritis knee brace to relieve your pain and get you up and moving,