Home / Our Services / Mayo Clinic Health Information



Eating nutritiously and maintaining a healthy weight can help strengthen joints and reduce strain on them. As directed by a doctor, low-impact exercises can reduce injury risk and improve fitness.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Sudden change in ability to move a joint
  • Joint suddenly misshapen
  • Joint pain

© 1998-2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved.
Terms of Use