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Can a person with a knee injury use the bow flex stair stepper for fitness?

Can a person with a knee injury use the bow flex stair stepper for fitness?

Yes: The fact is, stair steppers and stationary bicycles are the best exercises for quadriceps control and strengthening. Quad inhibition after knee surgery needs much more attention than we have been giving it. ...Read more

Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

Avoid pounding: Its probably best to perform cardio
exercises which will allow pounding or
knee impact
the best exercises would probably be
cycling, elliptical and swimming. ...Read more

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Best cardio exercises for a 40 year old person with knee injuries?

Best cardio exercises for a 40 year old person with knee injuries?

Water aerobics: Water aerobics and swimming in general provide a great work out that does not load the knees and generally makes people with knee arthritis feel better. ...Read more

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Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Yes: Most therapy programs for back and knee injuries involve core exercises and quad exercises. Body weight exercises are more than enough to fit this goal, where there is no need for extreme weights and lifting. The key is always to strengthen the core axial and trunk muscles before moving to the extremities. ...Read more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can a knee injury be treated?

How can a knee injury be treated?

Depends: Knee injuries can be treated with anything from ice and pain meds, to physical therapy, to surgery. It all depends on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I recover from knee injury?

How do I recover from knee injury?

RICE: Tough question because it depends on the type of knee injury. Most knee injuries are sprains or strains. If that is the case use the mnemonic rice. It stands for r=rest, i=ice, c=compression (use an ace wrap), and e=elevation (to get any swelling down). ...Read more

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How can I take care of my knee injury?

How can I take care of my knee injury?

Evaluation: To best give focused treatment advice, should be evaluated and examined by a sports medicine specialist (including sports physiatrist or orthopaedist). To start with, in general, ice the knee, rest it, elevate, modify activities to avoid pain-provoking maneuvers. If no contraindications (e.g. No stomach ulcers, kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure), can take short-term nsaids. ...Read more

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How does a knee injury affect the gait?

How does a knee injury affect the gait?

Knee injury and gait: Your gait, or walking pattern, depends a great deal on your knee function. A fracture, tear, sprain, strain, effusion, contusion, etc. Can limit range of motion causing a stiff-knee gait. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury. What should I do?

I have a knee injury. What should I do?

Ice.: Apply ice, 20 m inutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an over thr counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. See an orthopedic knee specialist, for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What constitutes a serious knee injury?

What constitutes a serious knee injury?

Serious knee injury: Usually an injury which tears ligaments, cartilage or fractures the Bone can have permanent sequela which affects function. Hence this would be considered serious (most of the time requires surgery)trauma force is mild and only bruises or strains the tissue it is usually not serious and can be treated without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury, what should I do?

I have a knee injury, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: Knee injuries vary in intensity and character, and really are best managed by orthopedic surgeons or rehab docs. Not all knee injuries eventuate in surgery, and most orthopedic surgeons try conservative measures first. ...Read more

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How can I heal soft tissue knee injury?

Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gentle range of motion, nsaids if appropriate for your health. If it does not get better in a few days, consider seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. If you can take anti inflammatory medications, like aleve, (naproxen) that helps bring down swelling. If you're still concerned after about a week, then you should see an orthopedic knee surgeon, for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long can a knee injury takes to heal?

How long can a knee injury takes to heal?

It depend what kind: Of injury you have minor bruises take about a week to heal and some major injury (acl tear) take 4-6 month to heal.. ...Read more

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What knee injury do I have if instability?

What knee injury do I have if instability?

Usually a ligament: Ligament damage is the usual cause of instability-acl, mcl, etc. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a major knee injury?

How to know if I have a major knee injury?

Trauma.: If you've had any trauma to the knee, you may have a major injury. Usually, fluid on the knee indicates something major may be going on, like a meniscal or ligament tear. ...Read more

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How can I handle an ill-timed knee injury?

Listen to doctor: No tricks here, you just have to listen to what your doctor tells you to do so it will heal properly. ...Read more

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Can a knee injury cause you to feel unwell?

Can a knee injury cause you to feel unwell?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a knee injury faster?

Follow doctors rx: Physical therapy is the key to your recovery. You will begin physical therapy within hours of your surgery. The goal of physical therapy is to get the knee moving so that the reconstructed ligament does not stiffen and shorten, causing further problems. The joint will become rigid if the knee is not exercised properly. Failure to perform the physical therapy exercises cause tight, stiff knee. ...Read more

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Knee injury, how long will I be on crutches?

Knee injury, how long will I be on crutches?

It depends: I depends on the nature and severity of the injury. ...Read more

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What should I do about a chronic knee injury?

What should I do about a chronic knee injury?

See an orthopedic su: The short answer is to see an orthopedic surgeon
this would be your best course of action. ...Read more

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Suffering from knee injury and I need a help?

Suffering from knee injury and I need a help?

Knee specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who would start with xrays, and perform an exam. ...Read more

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How do I tell what kind of knee injury I have?

Need more info: There are many types of knee injuries. Knowing what you did to lead to pain helps quite a bit and if you see an orthopedist, he/she will likely diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a knee injury in 4 days?

How can you recover from a knee injury in 4 days?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation or rice treatment is the best way to treat any acute injury. A recovery in 4 days may or may not be possible, since the recovery will depend on the severity of the knee injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

Injury: Knee injuries can be complex and very debilitating. Treatment depends on what has been injured (collateral ligaments, patellar tendon, acl/mcl) and what is necessary for repair and recovery. A visit to an orthopedic surgeon is best way to determine the extent of the injury and if further treatment is required. Usually, therapy is required after orthopedic repair. ...Read more

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