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Can I hurt my knees doing zumba?

Can I hurt my knees doing zumba?

Depends: With any exercise, there is a risk of injury if you overdo it or if you ramp up fast or are deconditioned to start with, especially if any weak muscles, tight tendons, or malalignment issues. Proper form and biomechanics are important. If you do have pain, see your dr who can assess if it is because of a movement during zumba or other biomechanical issue. ...Read more

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Im 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

Im 24 and I teach zumba, why do my knees hurt?

Many possibilities.: Most likely it is due to overuse, but it could be due to a lot of different reasons. Knee pain can be due to gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a zumba instructor and since i been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

I'm a zumba instructor and since i been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

No: Pain is never "normal". However, not all pain requires aggressive treatment. It may be best to manage conservatively if it is inflammatory. I would suggest seeing your doctor to find out why you have pain, & how best to manage it. ...Read more

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Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.

Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.

Standing: For long periods of time can reduce venous return leading to blood pooling in the lower extremities. High fitness levels will improve blood flow throughout the body but venous return is gravity dependent. ...Read more

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Knee swollen and i had an xray done on left knee and shows fluid and dr said no need to drain. I teach zumba once a week. Can i still teach zumba?

Knee swollen and i had an xray done on left knee and shows fluid and dr said no need to drain. I teach zumba once a week. Can i still teach zumba?

Yes: Fluid in the knee can be due to different causes most of which have treatment to control the symptoms. Hope depending on the analysis of synovial fluid your doctor will decide on the best treatment to enable you to do zumba. ...Read more

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My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

Knees always hurt: It is not normal to have constant pain in your knees. There are several possibilities as to the cause. Discuss with your parents about seeing a doctor for a check up as to why you are having the pain. ...Read more