A 44-year-old member asked:
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what is the best way to combat arthritis in the knee?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wieght lose and : Healthy eating habits and good foot wear.
Answered on Jan 11, 2014
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid injury, weight: Avoid knee injuries. Meniscus tears and impaction injuries increase the cartilage degeneration rates. Stay in your appropriate weight range for your height. Increased weight results in increased load across your joint. 4-6 pounds of joint reactive force is seen across your knee joint for every pound of weight you add. So if you loose 10 pounds, your joint force is decrease by 40-60 pounds.
Answered on Jan 11, 2014
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy to help as well. Regenexx.Com
Answered on Jul 27, 2014

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