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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, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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How can I reduce body weight which help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

How can I reduce body weight which help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

Swim, bike, eat less: A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure. ...Read more

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Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...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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How can I alleviate and prevent lower back pain while playing basketball?

How can I alleviate and prevent lower back pain while playing basketball?

First, try to see : If you are have good flexibility and consider more core strengthening. If no response, you can try taking some otc medication if no contraindications when you play. If no help, then seek evaluation by a physician. If overweight, try to trim down and if moking, stop. ...Read more

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Can regular swimming and gym will help me in getting relife from sever backaches.

Can regular swimming and gym will help me in getting relife from  sever backaches.

Yes it may.....: First, lifestyle changes like weight control, regular exercise and not smoking. Next, some supports or braces may help as well as local applications of heat and/or ice . If no contraindications, certain classes of medications like non steroidal anti inflammatories can help. If no improvement, see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce soreness in my knees from exercising?

How can I reduce soreness in my knees from exercising?

Knee soreness: Can be reduced by choosing the appropriate exercise that is low impact or not as aggressive such as swimming, walking in a pool, biking, elliptical, etc. Ice after your workouts and nsaids before or after will also help. Some people find the use of a knee sleeve to help as well. ...Read more

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Will rhythmic breathing exercises everyday for 15-20 minutes help me with increasing my lungs capacity/size? To further assist me with my daily running?

Will rhythmic breathing exercises everyday for 15-20 minutes help me with increasing my lungs capacity/size?  To further assist me with my daily running?

No science here: Lung capacity / size increases some in marathon runners because of the extra extreme exertion changing the chest wall shape. There's no magic in rhythmic breathing -- i've seen only pseudoscience here. Unless you have asthma, it's your heart and not your lungs that limits your running capacity. Did you ever hear of real olympic or pro-team coaches incorporating this stuff? ...Read more

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Plz help (disabled with arthritis)? What can I do to alleviate the pain and do my daily activities?

Plz help (disabled with arthritis)? What can I do to alleviate the pain and do my daily activities?

Controlling RA: Do you have RA? Work with your physician. The current paradigm is treating to target, that is, we can achieve remission of joint inflammation and limit damage and at the same time keeping the patient active and well. Explore the many disease modifying options with your rheumatologist. I also encourage patients to explore dietary changes and include omega-3 fish oils. Good luck! ...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 can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

Most of back pain: Can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain.Hen you no longer have acute pain, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises for your stomach, back, and legs, and perhaps for some stretching exercises. Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent prevent reinjury to your back. ...Read more

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How to deal with and prevent knee pain after jogging?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

How can I reduce knee stiffness / pain?

Stretch exercise: Regular stretching and exercise, ice after exercise, occasional nsaids, low impact exercise, avoid deep squats and lunges with knee pain. Hydration is very important for cartilage health. Bicycles and elliptical machines are safe for most ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. The swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. What else can I do?

I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. The swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. What else can I do?

Weight loss: If you are at all overweight, weight loss can significantly reduce your pain. When we walk, use the stairs or get out of a car our knees see from 3 to 5 times our body weight. Loosing 10 pounds translates to 30-50 pounds less weight for our knees to carry when ambulatory. Weight loss will also slow the progression of osteoarthritis....Best wishes f ...Read more

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I play softball and have moderate shoulder pain often. How can I reduce pain between practices besides taking anti inflammatories or pain pills?

I play softball and have moderate shoulder pain often. How can I reduce pain between practices besides taking anti inflammatories or pain pills?

Recommend: Good rest, balanced diet, moist heat, professionally designed stretching exercises. You must warm the muscles first and then stretch. Take some extra time to stretch your entire body. Make sure you warm up thoroughly before serious exercising, regardless of the type of sport you choose. ...Read more

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What will reduce or eliminate pain in my knees from bakers cysts?

What will reduce or eliminate pain in my knees from bakers cysts?

Two options: One is to have it drain with or without corticosteroid injection. The other is to have to surgery. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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How can I help reduce pain in cramps?

How can I help reduce pain in cramps?

NSAID's: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help to reduce pain from cramps. Try applying moist heat as well. ...Read more