10 doctors weighed in:
I have no insurance or money to see a doctor. What can I do to treat bad joints?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Lose weight and walk
The greatest evil to joints is excess weight.
Losing weight requires discipline, education regarding food choices, and exercise also can be helpful in the process. You can do all of this without seeing a doctor or spending any additional money on food. All that being said, seeing a physician for advice and a physical exam can cost some money up front, but can save you much more in the long run.

In brief: Lose weight and walk
The greatest evil to joints is excess weight.
Losing weight requires discipline, education regarding food choices, and exercise also can be helpful in the process. You can do all of this without seeing a doctor or spending any additional money on food. All that being said, seeing a physician for advice and a physical exam can cost some money up front, but can save you much more in the long run.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
Thank
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Exercise
Interestingly, many cases of "joint pain" have nothing to do with the joints themselves, but more to do with the muscles, ligaments and structures around the joint.
Strengthening these supporting muscles will tighten and stabilize the joints, and reduce wear by maintaining normal function. A great treatment for knee pain is stationary bicycling. Important tip, though: use the toe clips!

In brief: Exercise
Interestingly, many cases of "joint pain" have nothing to do with the joints themselves, but more to do with the muscles, ligaments and structures around the joint.
Strengthening these supporting muscles will tighten and stabilize the joints, and reduce wear by maintaining normal function. A great treatment for knee pain is stationary bicycling. Important tip, though: use the toe clips!
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors