Due to the complex system of bones, tissues, fibers and muscles, the knee joint is quite vulnerable.
Knee pain can be the result of a number of problems such as injury, joint disease or a problem with the knee tissue.
Knee pain makes it painful to walk and even stand up straight.
But strengthening the knees makes it easier to avoid these problems and reduces the severity of knee pain if you are experiencing it.
A common habit or exercise that can be beneficial for the knees in this regard is climbing stairs.
Benefits of stair climbing
Strengthening the muscles around the knees reduces stress on the joints.
These muscles extend to the thighs and are well exercised by climbing stairs.
Similarly, climbing stairs helps control body weight, which also indirectly benefits the knees.
In fact, walking the stairs for just 5 minutes can burn 45 calories, and if done 5 times per week, that’s 225 calories.
Doing this for 50 weeks each year helps burn 11,250 calories.
There are 3500 calories in one pound of weight and climbing the stairs for just 5 minutes 5 days a week can help you lose more than 3 pounds in a year.
You may not know it, but every 10 pounds of weight gain puts an additional 30 to 60 pounds of stress on the knees.
So climbing stairs helps burn calories and reduce body weight, which reduces stress on the joints.
Be sure to consult a doctor
By the way, climbing stairs is the safest and easiest exercise, but if you want to use it to get rid of knee pain, be sure to consult your doctor.
Ask them to what extent it would be best to do the exercise and if it hurts to continue doing it, it will not do any more harm.
If you suffer from a heart or respiratory disease, this exercise can be very difficult.
Take care of the knees
If you have ever injured your knees or suffer from arthritis, you know how painful it can be.
Healthy knees are critical for standing, walking, running, and sitting.
For these reasons, steps should be taken to avoid knee problems.
This can be done with leg-strengthening exercises, including stair climbing, while avoiding activities that damage the knees, especially in middle age, requires more caution.
Keeping the body weight under control also helps in avoiding knee joint pain.
Note: This article is based on details published in medical journals, readers must consult their physician in this regard.