Living and Managing: 

Since it is a common problem and starts from an early age, one needs to understand the lifestyle modifications for managing the same. It is difficult to prevent, however, a few preventive measures can be taken to reduce the chances of injury or further damage.

(These are some general recommendations and the specific advice may vary depending on the specific condition. Please consult your doctor for further advice.)

a)  Regular exercise
b)  Prefer cycling over running
c)  Prefer swimming over the gym
d)  Wear soft and cushioned soles
e)  Shifting body weight in prolonged standing posture
f)   Avoid sitting with crossed legs for longer durations
g)  Avoid climbing stairs if diagnosed with osteoarthritis

This article has been authored by Dr. Ridwana Sanam in her personal capacity. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Please note that no part of this website content is intended as medical advice. Kindly visit your doctor for diagnosis and medical advice for your knee problems/pain.


1. Textbook of Orthopedics by J Maheshwari
2. Therapeutics Exercise- Foundations and techniques by Carolyn Kisner and Lynn Allen Colby
3. Muscle testing and Function with posture and Pain by Florence Peterson Kendall


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