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.
Weight lifting strengthens the muscles around your joints and allows them to absorb most of the impact on a joint. The stronger your muscles, the less your joints bear weight as you move. Less weight means less pain. Make sure you have a professional trainer, physical therapist or doctor teach you the right technique for these moves. Done well, they can radically improve the way you move in your everyday life, which may further decrease your pain. Done wrong, they can lead to serious injury.