Which one is better for relieving knee pain walking or swimming?
The answer depends on the origin of the pain and how long you had it. If you suffer from chronic knee pain, you need to speak with your doctor to find the reason and learn about your treatment options. But for relieving knee pain, why not mix walking with swimming?
In water, your whole body weight will not be on your feet. The water will support some of your body weight. You can look into the aquatic classes for people with arthritis at YMCAs, hospitals, health clubs, and rehabilitation centers.
Also, check with a physical therapist who can guide you on proper intensity levels, frequency, and duration of classes. Walking in water builds your muscles so they can take the pressure off your joints and handle more of the weight themselves. This kind of exercise will help you lose weight, and for every pound you lose, there’s four times less pressure on your knees.