Dr. LaPrade spoke with Men’s Health on how to prevent knee pain.

Everyone knows a dude who throws up his hands and cries, “Sorry, bad knees” at the mere suggestion of a high-impact activity.

If you know that guy — or if you are that guy — the key to overcoming knee pain may just be a few simple exercises away, says Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, a complex orthopaedic knee and sports medicine surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He talked to Men’s Health about what exactly makes a guy’s knee “bad,” why certain activities cause guys knee pain, and what can be done about it.

“There can be many causes of generalized knee pain,” LaPrade said. “A lot of times this can be due to specific activities, such as overuse causing pain on the muscle attachments around the knee, which we commonly call bursitis. Deeper pain can be due to underlying cartilage wear.”

Full Article: Stop Knee Pain in Its Tracks With This Simple 15-Minute Routine

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