There are things you can do to help protect your knee and prevent knee pain.
- Have a healthy balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight – this means you don't put extra stress on your knee joints and so it helps prevent knee pain.
- Do regular exercise – this helps strengthen the muscles around your knee and promotes joint flexibility and mobility.
- Wear well-fitted and supportive footwear – this helps distribute the pressure on your knee appropriately and prevents you from sliding on slippery surfaces, which can injure your knee.
- Avoid repetitive kneeling or kneeling on hard surfaces – this can damage the protective cushion in your knee (bursa) and cause knee pain. If your job or other regular activities involve frequent kneeling, wear knee pads or protective cushions on your knee to help prevent damage to the bursa and ligaments around your knee.