Exercises

  • Walking, swimming, and biking are fantastic exercises for osteoarthritis. Any exercise that is high repetition with low resistance is good for you.
  • Shock absorbers of your knee joint include the cartilage, joint fluid, and muscles. Since osteoarthritis is a wear-and-tear condition, any treatment that improves shock absorption will be helpful.
  • Intense exercise, if done too strenuously, can harm your joint health. Let pain be your guide in determining how much activity you should do.
  • Be as active as you can, letting pain be your guide. Push yourself, but don’t overdo it.
  • Muscle strengthening is a goal for anyone concerned with joint health. The rule of thumb should be high repetition, low resistance.
  • Strong muscles in your thigh (quadriceps) act as a shock absorber for your knee.