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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can daily swimming help reduce my knee pain?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Swimming is an excellent way to condition your body and strengthen muscles that support joints.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
It can: This is a good low impact exercise for overall body conditioning.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possibly: due to less stress on the joint, however I would still exercise the muscles around the knee since swimming doesn't specifically work knee muscles as much as it does your core and chest and back muscles.
Last updated Jul 20, 2014
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