Frequently Asked Questions
- If overweight, lose weight to take the stress off of the knee.
- Exercise to make your joints and muscles stronger.
- Temporarily use a brace to support your knee.
- Complete physiotherapy to slow down the progression of the disease and improve your function.
Yes, walking is a great exercise because it’s low impact. It can help prevent your knee from getting stiff and weak.
Only if your therapist recommends it. Otherwise, you should not because it can weaken your knee. When you wear a knee brace certain muscles around the knee are worked less so they can atrophy. However, it should be used when completing activities that typically cause your knee pain.