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Bad Knees Exercise Stationary Bike Treadmill
A stationary bike is: Best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Yes: Negotiate with your doctors the most appropriate exrecise regimen. ...Read more
Can I burn calories riding stationary bike and is it a good idea with bad knee? I have TKR coming up in February. Also, should I get second opinion? Ty
Yes you can: Biking is usually a good exercise option for those with knee osteoarthritis. It is non-impact and tolerated by most. Honestly, with an upcoming knee replacement, it's unlikely your arthritis will worsen between now and then. The biking can keep your muscles toned and may help you in your rehabilitation after surgery. A second opinion is always a wise idea before undergoing a major surgery. ...Read more
What causes a person not to be to pedal a stationary bike forwards but only backwards? My knee locks and doesn't straighten. Hurt to go forward. Help
Ok: It should be fine as long as you start with low or even no resistance on the bike and exercise with comfort. If your knees are screaming at you during the exercise or if you have prolonged (greater than an hour) soreness after exercise, you are doing too much. Do not increase the resistance or the duration by more than 10% every couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not talk with pt or doc. ...Read more
Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read more
My knee hurts to pedal a stationary bike. I can't go forward I can only go backwards. I do have a medial meniscus tear? Help
See ortho doc: You answered your own question with the diagnosed menus all tear. This can be helped with arthroscopic surgery. Your bicycle is loading the joint, creating pressure on the tear and causing pain. Topical prescription and oral NSAIDS will reduce the inflammation. Using a reclining bike that shifts your weight will allow you to pedal a lot further with outs generating this pain. ...Read more
Knee contusion: It depends. If you have painless full range of motion, it should be ok. If the damage is more severe, it should be checked first. ...Read more
What is safe to do with knee and joint pain at the gym? Is it ok to do the treadmill, bike, and/or elliptical?
See details: Stay with non-weight bearing aerobics such as cycling. Avoid the treadmill. ...Read more
Knee pain: Generally speaking, the treadmill should be helpful for your knees, unless you have some underlying problem with them such as meniscal tears, ligament tears, or instability. ...Read more
Repetive injury: Some people do, of course some don't but you are more likely if you are doing the same repetitive activity daily without a rest period. Also changing the workout routine is important. Running is a high stress and overweight people and those with either knock knees or bowlegs also may develop knee pain. ...Read more
I sometimes feel weakness in knees after jogging on the treadmill. Is that something to be concerned about?
After 4 month of cardio and using treadmill I feel a small pain in my knee? Shall I stop treadmill?
I would consider stopping for a few days and then and seeing if an alternate method like cycling or elliptical which has less knee impact causes less pain.
Follow up with a doctor /urgent care on your knee as small problems can grow.
Consider icing the knee 10 minutes 3 times a day elevating when at rest, and using support like kinesiotape. ...Read more
Treadmill: Good arch supported shoes, ice, rest, less incline and speed on the treadmill, using a good quality treadmill, adequate warmup, cool-down, and stretching. ...Read more
Good day I noticed a bit of knee pain in my right know, whilst on a treadmill yesterday? Should I avoid a treadmill?
Knee pain/ treadmil: Did the knee pain persist or resolve? Treadmill/running does have increased force on the knee, but would evaluate if pain recurs persists, related to flat feet or abnormal knee tracking. You may benefit from taping with kinesiotape or a brace during activity. You may want to do a lower impact like elliptical, stationary bike for a week and resume and half activity, Discuss with a doc/orthopedist ...Read more
Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people don't like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...Read more
Is it okay to still use a treadmill or elliptical machine if my knee and leg hurts from doing it?
Let me help you: When you pain with any exercise this something wrong, try to change the routine you have to a different exercise so it will not heart. ...Read more
I have this knee pain I think it's from walking on the treadmill hurts to walk what causes this to happened?
Knee sprain: You should consult physician. You may have sprained your knee. ...Read more
Knee microfracture in May, TAH/BSO in July. PT for 8 weeks. Weight creeping up. Did treadmill for 30 min, knee is painful, not miserableKeep going?
Since you are 6 months postop you should be able to do the treadmill without much pain.
You really shouldn't be having pain.
Maybe it's just discomfort?
How about doing more on the bike and less treadmill as your knee improves? ...Read more
It can be: Running on a treadmill changes the way that you normally run. They do not mimic the regular gait (or running/walking) cycle because the matt pulls your feet through the cycle, instead of your feet pushing on the ground to propel you forward. Because your joints are going through movements that they are not used to, it may cause damage to your joints over prolonged periods of time in some people. ...Read more
I am 30yrs old female, wt 84, ht 5.7, I have swelling & some degenerative changes on both knees, can I use treadmill for walking to wt reduction?
Knee pain: Knee pain can be a problem for runners, on a treadmill or outside. Pain on the outside of the knee can be due to trauma to the lateral collateral ligament or the lateral meniscus, commonly. Both of these can be strained or have small tears in them. Physical therapy can benefit and you should have your physician evaluate you further to be sure you aren't furthering damaging by continuing to run. ...Read more
My knee crunches and hurts when im walking on the treadmill or doing leg excercises. My leg feels like its going to give out while on the treadmil.
Knee Crepitus: We call crunching in the knee crepitus. It usually comes from problems under the kneecap. If the pain is located right in the center of the knee then the patella is the usual culprit. If the pain worsens going from sitting to standing or with stairs then I feel comfortable that the problem lies behind the patella. Strength training for your knee is the answer with weight training. ...Read more
Bilateral knee pain/soreness. Recently started jogging with intervals on treadmill. Do I keep jogging and work it out or stop?
Change up routine: The treadmill and interval routine may be too much impact on your knees. Incorporate a good warm up routine with hamstring stretching. Also consider trying ellipticals or stationary bicycle which can have less impact. Minimize resistance until you have had a chance to have a formal evaluation with a Sports MD. In addition a formal course of PT with core strengthening is likely in order. Let me know ...Read more
Hey running on treadmill causes future knee problems is it so? Am using nike lunar ion series of shoes and I almost run for 2.5 kms daily
I run on a treadmill 3x a week and recently have been experiencing knee discomfort when I walk. The pain is bearable. Could I have runners knee?
Sounds like it.: Give it a rest and c if it gets better. If not, go in to ur doc. ...Read more
Marathon training. 10 miles saturday - no pain. On monday, pain on both sides of my left knee on stairs and treadmill. Didn't run yesterday. Causes?
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