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Why do i not have pain in my knee when swimming but always during other sporting activities?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Nonimpact: Swimming is non-impact, meaning there is very little load or force going through the knee joint and surrounding structures while in the water. Elliptical would be low-impact, walking medium-impact and jogging/running high-impact. If you haven't already, it may be time to see a sports doc to obtain help in overcoming this pain.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Non-weight bearing.: If you have knee problems, you are not weight bearing on your knees when you swim. Other less weight bearing activities include biking, aqua aerobics, etc. Activities to avoid: running, tennis, softbal, etc.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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