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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 or similar injections. ...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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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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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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What knee injuries can people fully recover from, and which ones cause permanent problems?

What knee injuries can people fully recover from, and which ones cause permanent problems?

Hummmmm?: Sprains and strains usually recover well. When there is cartilage damage, bony damage & ligamentous interruption, there is usually some degree of permanent impairment. That is not to say one doesn't recover and go on to perform at high levels, but there is a degree of permanent damage. Fully recover? Most like most. It will depend on the overall severity of injury and repair needed & rendered. ...Read more

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I am obese and severally depressed. My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems. I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

I am obese and severally depressed.  My weight is causing me to have back problems. Knee problems.  I am isolating from people because they hurt me .?

Depression: Ask your doctor for a referral to a veteran mental health practitioner who specializes in both weight control and depression. You can be helped, reach out and give yourself the chance for growth. Best ...Read more

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