Tips for Exercise and Keeping Your Knees Healthy

Brandon Griffin, PT, DPT

It is important to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle throughout all decades of life.  Many people choose a variety of activities to maintain that activity level.  However, as we age, our knees can become less reilient to heavy stressors.

Here are some tips and guidelines that may help you to keep your knees healthy and pain-free:

  • Use pain and swelling as your guide - pain is your body's protective mechanism against injury.
  • Choose activities that promote flexibility and motion - remember that motion is the joint's lotion, and maintaining mobility of the knee will help long-term joint health.

If knee pain is restricting your everyday activities, a physical therapist can assist you by developing an exercise program to aid in your return to pain-free movement.  For more information, contact our Physical Therapy department at 859-301-0790.