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A 37-year-old female asked:

37 years old and constant pain in my knees and legs when weather is cold? i sit behind a desk for work and randomly do get up to take a walk but no excessive standing walking or running and i don't exercise at alll

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Sciatica: The answer to your pain is simple -start out with a regular break of a short walk every few hours, get a pedometer to measure steps, and stop sitting so much - get a standing desk that can adjust and you pain will go away with time !
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
An approach: Taking a 20-30 minute walk at least 3 times weekly would be a good start. If you swim, do this about 2-3 times weekly. You may have deconditioning associated with excess weight, and dietary measures may also be advised. Start slowly with all of this, and do not try to get to full goals immediately. Have faith in yourself and you will get there.
Last updated Feb 19, 2021

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