Treating And Preventing Knee Arthritis

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Mar 21, 2014
  • Updated Apr 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM UTC

How to treat and prevent knee arthritis.

The Symptoms

Pain, swelling and stiffness in the knee and an inability to use the joint as much as desired.

What’s Going On In There?

Arthritis is simply the wearing out of a joint’s lining, leaving bone to grind on bone. It’s caused by a combination of factors, including old injuries, genetic predisposition, overuse and sometimes just bad luck.

Arthritis gets worse over time, but it’s possible
 to continue at your current level of fitness. Find ways to train and maintain fitness while reducing the wear and tear on your knees.

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