I've started cycling some long rides lately, and am feeling some knee pain.
I don't know exactly what's wrong; I'm getting minor complaints from all over my knees. See my last question for more detail. So I'm wondering if there is a general course of exercise I can follow to help improve the overall health of my knees, and to avoid straining them.
What sorts of activities can worsen knee pain? I usually spend a lot of time standing at the computer (in order to avoid back problems) but am worried that this may exacerbate knee problems. I've also taken to bending at the knees in order to get at low things, like for example when doing the dishes.
What can I do to help improve the health of my knees? Are there stretches or exercises I can do? I've found a couple of questions which discuss exercises to help treat specific knee injuries, but I'm unsure whether to try some of these or to avoid them in case they make the situation worse given my specific problems.