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How To Roller Skate With Bad Knees
Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more
Motion/strength: You cannot really speed up the healing of the mcl. It will take 2-3 months to heal regardless of how it is treated. However, knee motion and quad strength can easily worsen as a result of mcl tears. If you work on motion and work on quad strengthening, this will not happen and you will be much faster on your road to recovery back onto the court. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprain: Strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint and perhaps tape or brace it ...Read more
Gently get going: Stiffness of the ankle can be due to an underlying arthritis, or do to soft tissue/muscle stiffness. Symptomatic relief with warm soaks or heating pads, gentle movement of the ankle joint to loosen it up can help. An oral antiinfiammatory can provide temporary relief. If the ankle stiffness is consistent or worsens, seek care from your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest and rehab: This is usually chondromalacia patella and is softening of the cartilage behind the kneecap. Rest, nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with pain. Hamstring stretching and quadriceps strengthening helps. May want to try glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate supplements for arthritis. May not help, but little downside. If none of this works, see an ortho surgeon or sports specialist. ...Read more
Two good ones: For the sports involving leg movement, especially side to side(skating, skiing) the medicine ball thrust and the lateral band walk are good to start. In the ball thrust, take a ball in both hands, squat with the kness slightly bent, then push the ball up toward the ceiling, rising off your toes.For the band walk, side step with an elastic band around your legs just below the knees. Five per side.. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause and the reason that you are having knee pain. Main causes include patella-femoral knee pain/ tendinitis, knee oa, meniscal tears or ligamentous tears. After a physical exam and history and imaging these can be narrowed. A good start would be to strengthen the muscles around the knee, maybe use anti-inflamatories for a short time. If still not better imaging may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?
Look up pics: of athletic strapping on the net. The idea is to compress the area just medial to the knee cap to keep it from sliding sideways toward the middle. Use Tr. of Benzoin on your skin if you are repeated taping and removing. ...Read more
I can't bend my knee all the way, although i can move it side ways, and I can run distances, play a demanding sport (football) with out feeling pain.
Fluid in the knee: Mostly likely you have fluid in the knee. Is the problem in only one knee?Did it begin after a trauma? Do get checked for a cause, for changes you may need to make in your training program or movement mechanics, and to work out an appropriate treatment plan. In the meantime, apply local ice to the knee to see if that helps the range of motion, and avoid activities that make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Form & function: Here are some thoughts: use proper form and prepare with good conditioning including calisthenics and stretching exercises. Stop or slow down exercising if you begin to experience pain. Gradually build up the duration and intensity of exercise. Get enough rest & recovery time between workouts. Get to know a good physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Too much lifting: There is acute damage that occurs when one lifts too much weight at once and you either hyperflex or hyperextend them or due to being unable to handle it you twist or injury those joints somehow. Chronic damage is a wear and tear type one that occurs over time due to stressing these joints chronically and resembles arthritis in its presentation. ...Read more
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