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Can daily swimming help reduce my knee pain?

Can daily swimming help reduce my knee pain?

Possibly: due to less stress on the joint, however I would still exercise the muscles around the knee since swimming doesn't specifically work knee muscles as much as it does your core and chest and back muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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I am male 47 i don't have any medical complaints except little knee pain when climbing on the steps. But now i like to learn swimming shall i join ?

I am male 47 i don't have any medical complaints except little knee pain when climbing on the steps. But now i like to learn swimming
shall i join ?

Checkup : You should be able to join swimming, but given your age and without knowing your past medical history, might be a good idea to get that annual checkup first to make sure your health is ok. Knee pain while climbing stairs usually indicates patellofemoral syndrome. It can be treated with gentle quad strengthening exercises, such as a leg press in a gym or squats at home with light weights. ...Read more

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"why do I have knee pain when i exercise or walk and then swells up?" i was swimming breastroke the other day and my knee suddenly popped out of nowhere. It started to swell and hurt severely. I am a young teenage athlete that runs and swims and i also ha

Need evaluation: Pain and swelling in the knee is not normal as you know. This is commonly caused by arthritis or a meniscus tear. You need an exam and and xray to start and probably an MRI to evaluate your meniscus and cartilage surfaces. See an orthopaedic surgeon for this. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to prevent or help reduce my knee pain at my job?

Is there anything I can do to prevent or help reduce my knee pain at my job?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my knee pain?

How do I reduce my knee pain?

Depends on the cause: In general, the pain comes from the joint itself, the ligaments, tendons and shock absorbers known as bursae around the knee. Sometimes the pain is referred from elsewhere like your lower back or hip. Once the cause is known the treatment plan can be formulated. Some basic ideas include keeping your weight down and certain types of exercise to keep the muscles around your knee conditioned. ...Read more

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I'm 30, male, fit. Will around 4.5 miles of cross trainer workout daily cause knee related problems? I feel some minor knee pain now a days?

I'm 30, male, fit. Will around 4.5 miles of cross trainer workout daily cause knee related problems? I feel some minor knee pain now a days?

Not sure: If u like to exercise and have no underlying knee problems; give it a try. Start slowly both w/ your pace, intensity and length of workout and gradually build up over a period of weeks. Overuse knee tendinitis will be less likely if u start in " slow". Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce knee pain caused by treadmill workouts?

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