Managing Your Pain

Everyday Ways to Prevent Knee Pain

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Maintain a healthy weight

By Hallie Levine Sklar

Being only 10 pounds overweight increases force on the knee by up to 60 pounds, according to the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. On the flip side, every 11-pound weight loss lowers risk of knee osteoarthritis by 50 percent, the center's study shows.

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