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Bone on bone knee how much should i walk each day?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

What you can tolerat: Walk to your tolerance. Options: you can talk with your orthopaedic surgeon and get an unloader brace if the wear is on one side of the knee joint. You can get injections with cortisone every 3-4 months if it helps. Try a cane in the opposite side hand. Consider a partial knee replacement done robotically "makoplasty" if only one side is worn. Consider total knee if both sides are worn.

Answered 7/22/2019

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Use pain as guide: There is no magic mileage number. Simply use pain and swelling as a guide. Exercise should not just be about walking. Remember to do simple stretching and range of motion exercises regularly to maintain a full range of motion. Walking is good for cardio and strength, which helps maintain ideal body weight and prepare for any surgeries.

Answered 11/27/2018

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Dr. Gregory Harvey answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Arthritis: If your knee is really bone on bone i suggest avoiding walking for exercise. It will only cause more pain. Try a nonimpact exercise like biking or swimming.

Answered 1/16/2020

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