A 50-year-old female asked:
I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. what exercise can i do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Avoid weightbearing: Unfortunately it's not great that at 50 you
have severe knee osteoarthritis. But you really don't want to do a knee replacement at your age until you try everything else.
If you can lose weight with non weight bearing
activities such as cycling elliptical and swimming along with diet you may have less knee pain.
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Low impact.: You might want to try swimming, elliptical, exercise bike as low impact alternatives. Weight training with light weights will help your joints as well by building the muscles around them.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 25, 2014
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