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Exercising With Knee 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
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?
While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?
Best approach to patient with bilateral patellar pain when going up stairs and kneeling? No other symptoms, weight controlled.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?
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
Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.
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