The most common? The knee, which can start to cause problems after injuries, when you get older or if you're obese. Normal movements may cause your knee to enter your consciousness in a whole new way, leading to disturbing thoughts like, "Did I just feel my patella move sideways? Because I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to do that."
The most common knee problem is osteoarthritis, a condition that can leave you with tender, swollen and stiff knee joints. If you have knee OA, exercise may be so painful that you completely avoid it. However, it's one thing that can help you manage the pain, provided you do it right.
That's what I'm talking about in my latest article, brilliantly titled, Exercise and Knee Osteoarthritis, providing a few alternatives if you find traditional exercise, quite literally, a pain. I've included a simple workout focusing on strengthening the muscles that support the knee. I know I don't have to tell you to see your doctor before you do any type of exercise if you have knee pain or an injury.
I also want to hear from you. Have you had knee OA or other types of knee problems? If so, how have you worked around it to keep (or start) exercising? Has exercise helped your situation? Leave a comment and tell us about it.