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the best cross training shoes for women with knee problems

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Good question: Not an easy answer. If you just started cross country you have to still start with low distance and increase over time. The knees can certainly hurt j ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience in Podiatry
No: It's not normal. The pain can be from various condition such as over pronating to genu valgum to patellar tendinitis. Sometimes simply adjusting the i ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gait: Your gait is the way you walk or run. This involves a movement chain from feet up through hips. Changes in your shoes can change the movement of you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Running: If you pronate get custom orthotics and wear light brace while running and lace them high and higher they are the more support.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A sports medicine : Doc or physiatrist is probably the best resource. Trainers are unfortunately variably trained and can injure as many as they help. There are some awes ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience in Neurology
Yes and no: This may strain back as well. Might want to consider resistance training
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 goa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Minimize hip stress: In order to be able to successfully exercise and loose weight, you want to minimize the weight bearing stress on your bad hip. Water exercises or aqu ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthotics: Depends upon the use. Most Sat 4-6 months. Google running technique or look on medscape or web md. Be aware that not all techniques work for everyone ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience in Podiatry
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Schneider
23 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Try running shoes: With some exception, you can do everything in running shoes. They offer the most support and versatility. The only time i recommend against running sh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Comfort: I would recommend a cushioned heel.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience in Podiatry
Running shoe: The best shoe wear for you is a good anti pronation running shoe for the superior arch support. The lack thereof is usually the reason for most cases ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
YOUR: surgeon should determine when and for how long a brace is used however after a fusion some STABILITY of the spine after the procedure is required! The ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience in Bariatrics
Exercise hip problem: Water exercises, meaning exercising in a pool is a great way for people with back, hip, knee, or foot problems to exercise.
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
That : That is an excellent question. There are several options. You may want to make an appointment with a specialist called a "physical medicine and reha ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience in Podiatry
Shoes are like cars.: There are makes and models: if a certain shoe doesn't work for you, don't think the whole brand is bad. You might have been trying on an "suv" when re ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs avai ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
ANY AND ALL: If everything is well with the surgeries you can use anything just careful with amount of weights you use.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Pitts
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Just Say No....: While a strengthening program for your legs may help discomfort from a meniscus year, working out, and especially steroids, won't "cure" a meniscus te ... Read More

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