Learn what you need to do to keep your joints healthy.
Joint pain and osteoarthritis are major causes of disability among older adults in the U.S. Learn more about how you can protect your joints and what to do if you’ve started to have pain.
Physical activity is the best thing for your joints. Contrary to popular belief, studies have found that those who do more exercise have healthier joints as they age. The same is even true for osteoarthritis, but for a slightly different reason. While physical activity might be somewhat painful, exercise strengthens the muscles around the joint and decreases the pressure on the bones themselves. Starting out with low-impact activities like swimming or cycling can help get you strong enough to walk or even jog for longer distances with less pain.