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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely, Yes: Exercise has many benefits but it can cause more pain in knees. Cycling and swimming would be better options for you.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Other machines: Some people find the elliptical machine or stationary bike to be easier on the knees. Swimming is another great exercise that is easy on the knees.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pain: Generally speaking, the treadmill should be helpful for your knees, unless you have some underlying problem with them such as meniscal tears, ligament ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Leavitt
8 years experience Podiatry
It can be: Running on a treadmill changes the way that you normally run. They do not mimic the regular gait (or running/walking) cycle because the matt pulls you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: All exercise provides wear and tear on your joints. Treadmill would be less damaging that running on hard pavement. You can also minimize the damage ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably not: Some weakness if it doesn't last more than a day is probably not major if the pain persists more than 2-3 days or prevents you from jogging or pe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
Knee pain: Knee pain can be a problem for runners, on a treadmill or outside. Pain on the outside of the knee can be due to trauma to the lateral collateral liga ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Treadmill: Good arch supported shoes, ice, rest, less incline and speed on the treadmill, using a good quality treadmill, adequate warmup, cool-down, and stretch ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee pain/ treadmil: Did the knee pain persist or resolve? Treadmill/running does have increased force on the knee, but would evaluate if pain recurs persists, related to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of som ... Read More

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