How to Reduce the Risk of Osteoarthritis


11.Choose Your Shoes Carefully

Women make up two-thirds of people with knee osteoarthritis. High heels, which put more stress on the front and back of the knee, are part of the problem. Even a low inch-and-a-half heel can increase the pressure. Light, low-heeled, flexible shoes seem to be the best to help prevent osteoarthritis. Take time to get used to them.

12.Listen to Your Body

If a certain motion or activity causes serious joint pain, stop! Likewise, you might have overdone it if you still have pain an hour or so after you exercise. Rest and icing might help, but talk to your doctor to be sure. Joint padding and braces can also help protect against excess pressure on your joints. As always, it’s important to use the right technique no matter what the activity.