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Easy way to stop knee arthritis from progressing

There is a lot of good science to suggest we can do something positive when we become weak in the knees. Steps to prevent knee osteoarthritis include: Reducing the weight load on your knee by maintaining an ideal weight. Avoiding activities that will overstress your knees, such as running. Beefing up the muscles that support your knee. Working on the quadriceps in the front of the thigh and the hamstrings in the…

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