1. Sleep better by placing an extra pillow between your knees or using a wedge pillow. This additional padding can protect your joints, especially if you tend to toss and turn at night.
2. Get your fill of omega-3s. Foods rich in this healthy fat may help reduce pain and inflammation. Add flaxseed to your morning oatmeal, toss up a kale rice bowl for lunch, and prepare baked salmon for dinner for a triple-omega-3 punch.
3. Simplify your morning routine by packing your workbag and laying out your clothes the night before. Your knees are likely to be stiffer in the morning, which can impact getting ready and prevent you from getting out the door on time.
4. Forgo shoes and walk barefoot, whenever possible, to help protect your lower extremity joints. When shoes are required, opt for walking or tennis shoes that offer comfort and stability.
5. Install grab bars or a bench in your shower. Getting in and out of the tub can be tricky with knee pain, but these devices can prevent you from slipping or falling.