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Best Cardio Machine For Bad Knees
Does leg extension exercise bad for knees ? and what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain ?
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 ›
I am 72 y.o. W/bil. Knee replacements & history of heart attack 2002. What is best excercise equipment for me, elliptical trainer, or gizelle machine?
I'm not: familiar with those machines, but walking at different speeds and slopes if available would be fine ...Read more
Low Impact Exercise: Nope. There is no truth in that myth. Elliptical is very gentle on the knee since it is a low impact exercise. ...Read more
Popping not problem: Popping is usually just a vacuum phenomenon. If it doesn't hurt and the knee is not unstable, probably not a problem. ...Read more
Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont 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
Had a knee X-ray and the machine seemed to be continuously noisy. Worried that the tech took continuous pictures by accident. Is that possible ?
Only one image:
On a conventional x ray machine, to make an x ray beam electrons hit an "anode" in one spot. This heats it. To reduce the point of heat, the anode spins before, during and just after the exposure. This is likely what you heard.
To take many conventional images one after another you need a different machine, usually a fluoroscope. ...Read more
Had knee surgery 5 days ago, using c.P.M. Machine 9 hrs a day.Being bed ridden i feel sluggish, are there any excercises i can do while sitting in bed?
Check with MD: But I am a fan of isometric exercises and therapeutic resistance bands which can be used in bed. If these exercises are limited to the upper extremities, i feel that this is acceptable but first check with your surgeon. ...Read more
I was using a leg press machine with 1,000 lbs. When I complete the press I felt and heard a pop. The area one inch and to the right of the knee swell?
Muscle tear : You could've tomorrow muscle in your thigh. I quit I saw that you may need to see your physician. ...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
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
While using the elliptical machine every day, i'm experiencing knee pain and discomfort. Are elliptical machines hard on knees? What could cause this?
Many causes: The elliptical trainer is "low-impact" and thus a good choice for many with knee problems. However, some still hurt with the elliptical for various reasons. Simply based on your age and gender, patellofemoral pain syndrome would be the most common source of your symptoms. Strengthening your quad muscles and your hip abductors could be very helpful for you. ...Read more
What is wrong with my knee and what should I do I am 51 but have never had aches and pains. Recently my knees have been bothering me - my left more than right. Weird thing it does not hurt when I am running, lifting, using rowing machine or doing yoga.
You could be dealing with arthritis, bursitis, or even a tear in a ligament or tendon. You need to start with a visit with your primary csre provider. An examination will be done and likely an x-ray will be ordered. From there it will be decided if you need a MRI and/or referral to an orthopedist.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Probably yes: As part of a rehab program.Get a more detailed answer ›
during spine xray I was instructed to make spine flush to machine even though I had developed bent knee stance and forw lean did this give false read
It depends on what-: -radiologist was looking for. In order to flatten out the LS spine you must be in a hip/knee flexion position. But leaning forward sounds like you were standing, & the standing films are usually for alignment as for scoliosis. Otherwise I have no idea what was being looked at. ...Read more
1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more
I had a partial knee replacement 15 months ago. Am i able to return to the gym and work out on the weight machines? Leg presses etc....
If I have a complex tear through posterior horn & posterior junction zone of the medial meniscus left knee, can I use elliptical machine for 3 minute?
I would not: The concern would be that it could make the tear worse or even just make it more symptomatic. Probably not a good idea. ...Read more
I had knee surgery on august 13 2012 and my foot is swelled up after knee surgery when does the swelling go away. I have been doing the ice machine.?
I have pain right above my knee when walking up stairs, running on elliptical machine, but not when walking or doing squats - for 2 months. Pls help?
Quad tendinitis: you will need a steroid injectionGet a more detailed answer ›
Used an elliptical machine for the1st time in months, now I have pain in the back of my knee, have anxiety issues w/ clot fears 2 neg d dimers in dec?
A little: Bump may suggest a baker cyst, clot at your age atypical. Sounds like ligament strain. Stretch and be patient. ...Read more
How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?
1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more
I've proximal tibia fracture and its been 4 months now I'm trying to bend my knee wid cpm machine I've reached 80° but More than tat it pains a lot y?
Stiffness from cast: I assume you leg was immobilized during the healing of your tibia fracture. Any joint that is immobilized for any significant length of time (more than 7-10 days) would get stiff. Physical therapy working on motion after the cast or splint/brace is removed should allow knee to regain essentially full functional motion with time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more
My orthopedic didn't prescribe anything to me after knee micro fracture. No cpm machine ice machine or physical therapy. Is that a good thing?
No follow up?: Did your doctor schedule you for a follow up appointment? Call his/her office and inquire about your question. If not satisfied, seek another opinion. Good luck and a speedy recovery! ...Read more
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