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50 Pounds Overweight And Knee Pain
See details: You are 36 years old and already offering limitations and reasons why you cannot exercise. Do aerobics especially swimming or cycling, start with a structured resistance program, segregating body parts (legs one day, arms another day, etc). Start with low weights and increase as tolerated. Use machines rather than free weights because they provide better stability while exercising. ...Read more
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
What can I do about my chronic knee pain? What can I do about my chronic knee pain? I am overweight and am working on losing weight, over-the-counter medications are not keeping the pain away, what more can I do?
Likely : Likely you have arthritis in the knee, but you should confirm this diagnosis with your doctor before undertaking a specific treatment regimen. Having said that, you already hit the nail on the head, so to speak. Overweight and obesity are major factors in knee problems- the knee takes many times your body weight in force with every step. Specific measures to address this include physical activity. Generally speaking, do something fairly strenuous to help burn calories while exercising your knee joint as well: walking moderate distances for example. If the pain is severe, then non-weight-bearing exercises could be considered. Two great examples are a stationary bicycle and swimming. For acute pain, try the rice acronym: rest from painful activities, ice your knee (15-20 minutes 2-3 times daily), compress with an elastic wrap, and elevate to help control swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.
I exercised/ran for years w/no knee pain/not overweight. Pain direct result of previous insanity/plyo. I want to run/build muscle but knees grind&hurt?
Typical with plyo: Plyometrics/insanity puts a lot of stress on your knee joints that you don't get with other exercises. I recommend running on dirt/sand-it takes more energy and is gentler on your knees. It is also common for women to have arthritis under their kneecaps due to wider hips. You may benefit from getting a gait analysis at a good shoe store since pronation (either over or under) can cause knee pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain pos ANA high ESR but normal X-ray so what could be wrong and what should be next step? I am overweight could this be from that?
Knee pain (dull), 1 or both knees , mostly at night, comes and goes not everyday, overweight, sometimes i run mostly sedentary lifestyle, no bruising?
Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..No recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..DVT?
Possibly: Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening. ...Read more
Knee pain. Also have slightly bulging veins in knee and calf near knee. Veins twitch some times. Im 70 lbs overweight. Shud i be worried?
Varicose veins: Twitching or not, if there is aching and pain over the veins and in the leg along with ankle or leg swelling, a Duplex vein scan should be done to see if there is associated venous insufficiency. If there is, the insufficiency can be treated with laser (EVLT) or VNUS Closure and the veins with sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy. Seek an ABVLM certified vein specialist on Phlebology.org ...Read more
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