Joint Pain Advice Hub
Delve into our bank of expert advice to help you improve your pain symptoms and live positively with joint pain.
Exercise and joint pain
This assumption that exercise damages your joints has been found to be false. In fact studies conducted over the past decade have shown that exercise helps to both build healthy cartilage and to build support around the joints, keeping them stronger for longer.
The effect of excess weight
Your hips, ankles and knees are load-bearing joints, supporting your body and carrying all the weight. The heavier you are, the more pressure there is on your joints and the faster they will wear out. When climbing up and down the stairs, the load on your knees is roughly seven times your body weight.
- Losing a stone will take around seven stone off your knee joint with every step
- Someone weighing 60lbs could burn up to 100 calories with a 20-minute walk
- It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you’re full, so eat slowly and consciously