BE GOOD TO YOUR KNEES

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Dr. Tom Antkowiak, Orthopedic Surgeon with OAK Orthopedics, recommends these steps to reduce risk of injury to your knees.

  1. Watch your weight. Your knees bear the brunt of your body weight, every extra pound can add up to 3 pounds of pressure to your knee.
  2. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. An increase in quadriceps strength can help reduce the chance of suffering from osteoarthritis.
  3. Use proper body positioning. Poor body mechanics puts strain on your knees.
  4. Wear better shoes. Unsupportive or ill-fitting shoes can cause your body weight to be distributed unevenly putting extra stress on your knees.