- Lose weight if you are overweight. Excess pounds raise your risk of knee arthritis.
- Play it safe. A knee injury will triple your risk of knee osteoarthritis. When you exercise, take proper precautions to avoid getting hurt.
- Strengthen your quads. Weak quadriceps muscles are associated with knee arthritis, so work them out regularly, along with your hamstrings and all of your other leg muscles.
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How can I keep my knees healthy?
RealAge answeredHere are a few of the more tried-and-true methods for keeping knees healthy:
What injuries are unique to young, adolescent athletes?
Daniel J. Gurley, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of Overland Park Regional Medical CenterYoung athletes are prone to overuse injuries involving the growing skeleton. When bone growth outpaces muscle and tendon growth, progressive inflexibility occurs. Hamstring muscles become tight, leading to muscle strains and other injuries.
What is considered a common sports injury?
Common sport injuries usually happen to body parts like the knee, shoulder and ankle, and tend to be sprains and strains. Fortunately, most of these injuries can be treated non-operatively. However, in certain cases, if the injury is more severe, they will need surgical attention.
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