"What Sports Can I Do With Knee Arthritis?"

Written By: Chloe Wilson, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Reviewed by: KPE Medical Review Board

Knee Pain Explained #AskUs - Knee Arthritis: What Sports Can I Do?

August 20, 2017

Hello there, I came across your website which I found very helpful and with good range of knee exercises tips and hints.

I have arthritis on front of my right knee. Recently I went to physiotherapist which recommended me among others the Clam exercise. My pain is mainly up and down stairs.

I would like to ask you if you can advice about sports I can do considering I have mild tricompartmental degenerative changes. Is there any sports (general ones) you would recommend? Which ones to avoid? What about badminton? I will much appreciate your reply. Many thanks

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Chloe Wilson - Knee Pain Explained Team
August 21, 2017

Hi Anelise, I'm glad you have found the site helpful. Exercises are one of the best treatments for knee arthritis so do stick with them. With sports, I would be guided by pain. 

Swimming and cycling are good because they don't place much weight through the knee joint. As long as you are doing your strengthening exercises and it doesn't flare up your symptoms, badminton should be fine.

Are there any other sports you are particularly thinking about?

Have you seen that we have written a knee arthritis book? It's got all the info from the site plus loads more and people often to find the exercises easier to follow day to day in a book rather than on a website. Best wishes. Chloe

Knee Pain Explained #AskUs - Knee Arthritis: What Sports Can I Do?

August 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your help – I’ll definitely have a look at the book. Many thanks

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