May 012008

Knee joints can wear as you age, or after years of high-impact exercise. Here are ways to help minimise damage to knees, courtesy the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: * Avoid activities that tend to damage the knees, such as running, tennis, baseball and basketball.

* Engage in low-impact activities, such as swimming, biking, golf or walking.

* Talk to your doctor about anti-inflammatory medications, or joint supplements to help preserve the knees. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be injected by your doctor.

* Physical therapy and icing the knees can help improve function.

* Protective gear such as a brace, splint or elastic bandage can help support a weakened knee.



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