Everyday Ways to Prevent Knee Pain

knee-pain-weight
Credit: Getty Images

Maintain a healthy weight

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.

Next: Ditch those ultrahigh heels