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Doctor insights on: Aerobic Exercises For People With Knee Problems

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Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised as knee ostioarthritis in the begining of it im 39 years im going to gym for aerobic but my knee pain increase after can I continue?

I was diagnoised as knee ostioarthritis in the begining of it im 39 years im going to gym for aerobic but my knee pain increase after can I continue?

Yes : People with arthritis who exercise have less pain than people who don't. Maintain proper weight - for every 1 lb. A person is over weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. Avoid high impact aerobics. Avoid anything that makes the knee feel worse. Swimming, cycling or spinning, and walking are all good. Ice is your friend. For persistent pain look into synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or similar injections. ...Read more

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Im over weight and my knees havin been bothering me im only 24...How can I still start to exercise with this problem or any suggestions on a exercise?

Im over weight and my knees havin been bothering me im only 24...How can I still start to exercise with this problem or any suggestions on a exercise?

Aqua therapy: Pool based therapy is a good place to start. The buoyancy of the water unweights the joints. The muscles work against the resistance of the water to build strength and burn calories. If you don't swim use a life vest in the shallow part of the pool. ...Read more

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I hurt my left knee about 3 months ago am still having problems bending it! and my knee is clicking. Is there n e exercises i can do to make it heal?

I hurt my left knee about 3 months ago am still having problems bending it! and my knee is clicking. Is there n e exercises i can do to make it heal?

Meniscal tears: You seem to have some of the signs of a meniscus issue.Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. It may be a wise decision to see an orthopedist to evaluate your knee. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exercise regimen would be recommended for someone with foot and knee problems?

What exercise regimen would be recommended for someone with foot and knee problems?

Exercise regimen: 1st and foremost make sure that you are healthy enough to preform exercise by asking your pcp. Second stretching and yoga are excellent methods of increasing your activity level without being too strenuous. If available a pool exercise regimen may be indicated for you. If you have moderate to severe pain while preforming theses exercises stop immediately and see your pcp. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more

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Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Exercise class: Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. ...Read more

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I got problem s with my knee , I'm a runner and I'm running everyday , but it s about 1 week than I didn't run?

I got problem s with my knee , I'm a runner and I'm running everyday , but it s about 1 week than I didn't run?

Muscle soreness and: co- co-contraction to protect your knee. The condition is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from excessive workouts. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rest and drink a lots of water. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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My legs almost feel numb from knee down what' s the problrm?

My legs almost feel numb from knee down what' s the problrm?

See a doctor: There could be many reasons. Circulation problems, stroke, neurologic or muscular conditions or low back problems such as a stenosis and herniated disk could cause your symptoms. See an orthopedist urgently or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?

I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?

Impossible to: Tell without adequate examination. But meniscus or ligament injury is possible. It will probably not improve with time. So get to an orthopedic surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a tear? My knee feels like its rubbing against itself in the center to right side of knee(s) and pains when i run or exercise.

How do I know if I have a tear? My knee feels like its rubbing against itself in the center to right side of knee(s) and pains when i run or exercise.

Knee Pain: The only way to know if you have a tear is with a good physical exam and/or mri. Unless you can identify an actual injury, it is unlikely you have a tear and probably need to strengthen some muscle groups, through physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can there be exercises that will align your knees?

Can there be exercises that will align your knees?

Not really: Exercises can help with knee dynamics such as a knee cap that tends to sublux laterally. Muscle strengthening can help center the knee as you flex/extend, but the actual bone alignment is not affected. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

May help, May hurt: P90x is a great home fitness program i also enjoy but its not for everyone. The plyometrics routine has several high impact jumps that could cause knee pain and injuries while the leg workout has great strengthening exercises that help stabilize the knee. An exercise physiologists can evaluate your personal workout needs along with your dr to help ensure the routine is safe for you & your joints. ...Read more

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Can knee orthoritis cure with exercises?

Can knee orthoritis cure with exercises?

No : One can't cure arthritis. It is like the tires wearing down on your car. You can't just slap some rubber back on. Exercises, however, can be helpful to maintain range of motion and strength which can help the joint function better and decrease pain. ...Read more

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Dok I have problem with my knee for one side only?

Dok I have problem with my knee for one side only?

Many possibilitis: Most likely: post injury, ligament problem, bursitis, sprain. If persits see you physician. Try first elastic wrap, heat and nsaids for example aleve, (naproxen) advil or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a bad back and knees?

What are the best exercises for a bad back and knees?

Non or low impact.: "bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness. Your knees absorb 40% of your weight on impact, so favor them with low or no impact exercises like swimming, cycling, walking, and low impact aerobics. For your back, work the "core" muscles in your back and abs. A "bridge" is a classic sore exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of knee problems, any advise anyone?

What to do if I have a lot of knee problems, any advise anyone?

Complete evaluation: It is time to get a complete medical evaluation from your Primary Doctor as well as a Specialist. Unless you have a history of significant trauma to the knee, you should not have lots of problems with your knee at your age. ...Read more

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I have runner's knee, what exercises can I do to strengthen my knee?

I have runner's knee, what exercises  can I do to strengthen my knee?

Exercise: Warm up on a stationary bike for about 5 minutes. All of these you want to do on both sides for symmetry. Stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds then switch to the other leg. Step up and down 10 times on something about 3 inches off the floor - a phone book would work. Switch. Then do the steps sideways. 3 times a week. Each week make the step higher. Also google runner's knee exercises. ...Read more

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