Water on the knee is a common medical condition affecting the knee that can be the result of a traumatic injury or an underlying medical condition. While some knee injuries or conditions are not entirely avoidable, it is possible to prevent this condition from occurring.
Regular checkups with your doctor when you have a chronic health problem such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout can keep fluid from developing in your knee. Avoiding regular medical evaluations often allow existing problems to worsen. It is important to follow the medical advice of your doctor and get rest when needed to promote healing.
In addition to working with your doctor, you also need to keep tabs on your physical health by exercising and working to keep your muscles strong. When your muscles are not as strong as they should be, physical therapy may be recommended so other muscles can work together and support the function of the knee.
It is also important to take care of your knees by avoiding activities that can cause knee injuries and by wearing proper protection like a knee brace to support and protect your knee when you are being active. Losing weight and exercising regularly can take the pressure off of your knee joints and relieve pressure and subsequent pain.
Safety training is important for those on the job that are susceptible to knee injuries including proper techniques for heavy lifting and other manual labor. Without these proper training sessions, it can be easy to injure your knees and other joints with a wrong move that can leave you unable to continue working.