Doctors Answer Your 9 Biggest Health Questions
When we invited you to share your most vexing questions about your health and well-being, you didn't hesitate. Welcome to your straight-talk guide to feeling great.
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"What can I do about my chronic knee pain?"
Two free surefire solutions: diet and exercise. Losing even a few pounds can provide tremendous relief. One study found that for every pound you drop, you take four pounds of pressure off your knees. "Low-impact exercises—walking, swimming, cycling—help maintain a healthy weight and muscle mass as well as release endorphins, all of which can lead to a decrease in pain," says Roxanne Wallace, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.