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Knee buckling raises the risk of falls

Knee buckling in older adults may increase the risk of falling, according to a study published online Feb. 8, 2016, by Arthritis Care & Research. Buckling, often described as the knee “giving way,” is a symptom of knee instability. It often affects older individuals, in particular those with knee pain and knee osteoarthritis. It also may be caused by leg muscle weakness or balance difficulties. When your knee buckles, you can lose your balance…

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