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Can weight training with anavar help with my knee "meniscus" problems?

Can weight training with anavar help with my knee "meniscus" problems?

Just Say No....: While a strengthening program for your legs may help discomfort from a meniscus year, working out, and especially steroids, won't "cure" a meniscus tear. Icing, medications, possibly a cort injection can control symptoms but don't fix the structural problem. If symptoms are mild, observation may be okay depending on the situation, but generally in active people arthroscopic surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Fell with impact outside left ankle. Swelling no better with RICE. pain with weight bearing. Age 50 female with sjogrens disease. If bone is cracked?

Fell with impact outside left ankle. Swelling no better with RICE. pain with weight bearing. Age 50 female with sjogrens disease. If bone is cracked?

See your doctor: Have you tried an air cast? There may be a fracture. The only way to know is to have your doctor order appropriate radiographic tests. He/she can also treat your pain. It sounds like you need to make a trip to your doctor or to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Exercise for people with ankle injury history?

Exercise for people with ankle injury history?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. ...Read more

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While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

It can improve: Strengthen quadriceps muscles, especially vmo muscle. Cross train with cycling or stationary bike. Depending on your age and xray and MRI findings, sometimes prp injection may play a role. Avoid surgery. Physical therapy an option. Get a good sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Are there problems with walking with toes out?

Are there problems with walking with toes out?

Depends on how much: Most people walk out-toed to some extent. If it is severely out-toed, it could cause problems down the road. Have it evaluated by a professional and get their advice. ...Read more

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Best approach to patient with bilateral patellar pain when going up stairs and kneeling? No other symptoms, weight controlled.

Best approach to patient with bilateral patellar pain when going up stairs and kneeling? No other symptoms, weight controlled.

Physical therapy: Anterior knee pain is rarely a surgical indication. Usually it can be alleviated with bracing, physical therapy (directed at quad strengthening, and hamstring stretching), and sometimes orthotics in your shoes if you are an overpronatior. ...Read more

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Are there other c/v exercises for 58 year old with bursitis in shoulders and knees besides swimming, cycling, and running/speed walking to lower chol?

Are there other c/v exercises for 58 year old with bursitis in shoulders and knees besides swimming, cycling, and running/speed walking to lower chol?

Not many: Those are the biggies. You can try resistance training (ie weights). I would suggest low weights with high reps. Other possibilities include aerobics classes or even water aerobics. Looking at your situation from another perspective, maybe it is time to have your conditions evaluated for treatment if their symptoms limit your recreational and fitness activities. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Yes: Your limitations will be based on your endurance limit and tolerance. The concept of saving the joint does not apply. Use it as much as you can. ...Read more

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Hip pain increase with recumbent bike with clicking?

Hip pain increase with  recumbent bike with clicking?

Varies: There are several possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. There is a condition known as snapping hip syndrome and is often caused by a " tight" psoas or ileotibial band and can often respond to stretching/ physical therapy. ...Read more

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Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Yes: Most therapy programs for back and knee injuries involve core exercises and quad exercises. Body weight exercises are more than enough to fit this goal, where there is no need for extreme weights and lifting. The key is always to strengthen the core axial and trunk muscles before moving to the extremities. ...Read more

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Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?

Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?

Lumbar spine : Those sports put alot of stress on your spine. Do them if you love them though. Enroll in a pilates course to strengthen your core. Everything in moderation. ...Read more

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How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do. ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?

What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?

Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more

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Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Exercise class: Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. ...Read more

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Ac joint separation, will this cause any physical problems with sports?

Ac joint separation, will this cause any physical problems with sports?

AC Separation: Ac separation is an injury to the ligaments that connect the collarbone to the scapula. Most heal uneventfully, but some do not. Athletes most likely to have difficulties are overhead throwers. Good luck! ...Read more

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Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc. 2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.

Age 77.  Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements.  Walking badly with arthritic knee.  ? Continue or knee replacement.

Knee arthritis: The real issues that makes you have surgery is how limited are you and how painful is it. If the answers are "significant" then surgery is done to offer a better quality of life. ...Read more

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Might exercise damage someone with arthritis?

Might exercise damage someone with arthritis?

Keep it light.: Exercise is actually very good for someone with arthritis, but your best bet would be to keep it light. Light weights. Light cardio. Light, regular exercise would be great. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises ?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching , or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

No: If you have true "claudication" (which is muscle cramping from poor circulation), then shoes will not prevent symptoms. Regular exercises will help improve the distance you can walk before pain sets in. ...Read more

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