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How can I help prevent knee pain?

Often weight loss can be the single most important factor in reduction of knee pain. For every 10 pounds we are overweight, we add 30 extra pounds of pressure to our knees. That can be significant, especially if someone already has a disease of the joints like arthritis. Other factors that have shown some good evidence are Omega-3 oils that are found in fish and can be bought in pill form, as well as, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. If you have had a new injury to your knee yo should see your primary care doctor to check for ligament damage or a fracture.

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