Taking a walk is one of the best ways to counter osteoarthritis knee pain.
Regular walkers are 40 percent less likely to suffer ongoing and new knee pain, say researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.
Walking is particularly helpful for those who suffer only occasional pain from their arthritis, but even those who have constant pain can also benefit from the exercise. It could also slow the damage in the joint caused by the osteoarthritis.
In addition, walking helps improve cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes and some cancers.
(Source: Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2022; doi: 10.1002/art.42241)