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Aerobic Exercises For People With Knee Problems
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is considered the most effective aerobic machine for obese person with bad knee and hip joints?
Recumbent bike: Recumbent stationary bike.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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