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Is running bad for your knees?

Is running bad for your knees?

It sure CAN be...: If you are concerned about the effects of running on your knees, the most important factor is heel strike cushioning. My favorite insole is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer replacement insole. Http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb/cross-trainer. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my knees when running, any suggestions?

I have bad pain in my knees when running, any suggestions?

See an orthopedist: The causes of knee pain while running are many. You may have damage to cartilage or a meniscus, chronic trauma to the joint, possible stress fracture etc. Se an orthopedist to make proper diagnosis. Measures may include simple use of orthotics or other supports, physical therapy, anti inflammatory drugs etc. ...Read more

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What are tips for running with bad knees?

What are tips for running with bad knees?

Knee Monia: Run very lightly or better yet try riding a bike and pretend that you are running. Bad knees and running generally are not compatible. ...Read more

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I am out of running for while now but I want to prepare for marathon next year. When ever I start running my knee starts paining badly please help?

I am out of running for while now but I want to prepare for marathon next year. When ever I start running my knee starts paining badly please help?

See specialist: See a sports medicine specialist and orthopaedic surgeon, and possibly a podiatrist, in that order. It may require strengthening exercises, orthotics, different shoes, modification of your gait / stride / body position, or even surgery, or a combination of these to treat your problem. However - proper treatment starts with the correct diagnosis. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I heard running was bad for your knees should I do elliptical machine instead?

I heard running was bad for your knees should I do elliptical machine instead?

Depends: A good running stride is key. That being said the elliptical is lessthan impact for sure. I think it is hard to get into any good shape on machines. Run a 6 min mile on the road and tell me your heart rate is the same as the treadmill...As an example. ...Read more

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Is running bad for my knees? I have a family history of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Is running bad for my knees? I have a family history of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Overuse injuries: Overuse and improper form can always accelerate wear and tear of joints. I strongly advice you have your feet evaluated for proper foot alignment and evaluation of your arch, whether you land on the inside, outside or dead on mid foot. You'll be amazed how many problems can be avoided by wearing the correct brand of running shoe for you. I walk/jog 45 mins a day, the shoe makes a big difference! ...Read more

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What can I do if my knees hurt so bad after running on the treadmill. How else can I workout?

Other machines: Some people find the elliptical machine or stationary bike to be easier on the knees. Swimming is another great exercise that is easy on the knees. ...Read more

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Knee really hurts when running/kicking, has sort of recovered but as soon as I play football it gets bad again?

Knee really hurts when running/kicking, has sort of recovered but as soon as I play football it gets bad again?

Pain in knee: Pain is the way of our body telling us something is wrong. So. U need to be evaluated by a specialist, or try a virtual consult ...Read more

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I fell on my knee and now it hurts and now it feels like I have water sensation running down my leg? I have bad sciatic problems and can barely walk.

I fell on my knee and now it hurts and now it feels like I have water sensation running down my leg? I have bad sciatic problems and can barely walk.

Have to see doctor: You may have sustained internal injury to knee joint (ligaments, meniscus etc), you have to see orthopedic surgeon for tests and treatment, delay may cause severe damage. ...Read more

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Can running wear out bones and tissue around the knees, hips and ankles? How running per week is bad? Why?

Running: As stated, unless there is biomechanical issue putting uneven stress on the joint (s) they usually do well. See your podiatrist or sports med doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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35 yrs old 4 children and have bad knee pain with nerve pain running down both legs especially when sitting down or in bed more pain when I go gym?

35 yrs old 4 children and have bad knee pain with nerve pain running down both legs especially when sitting down or in bed more pain when I go gym?

Good Examination: Not sure if your pregnancy history has a role in your current pain? There are some pregnancy related back problems. You have symptoms of discogenic pain and sciatica. At this point I would recommend a good history and examination to better diagnosis your problem. Therapy would be a good first step. However, not all therapy is the same; it is very dependent on the diagnosis and examination. ...Read more

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I got problem s with my knee, I'm a runner and I'm running everyday, but it s about 1 week than I didn't run?

I got problem s with my knee, I'm a runner and I'm running everyday, but it s about 1 week than I didn't run?

Muscle soreness and: Co- co-contraction to protect your knee. The condition is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from excessive workouts. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rest and drink a lots of water. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that iam running currect and don't hurm my knees?

How can I be sure that iam running currect and don't hurm my knees?

Soft is better: You need well padded shoes that provide you with good support, and whenever possible avoid running on hard surfaces such as concrete. Beyond that watch out fir pain, if you are having pain while running or shortly after you shoul see your doc! ...Read more

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Do I need to be concerned with the long term affect on my knees due to daily running?

Do I need to be concerned with the long term affect on my knees due to daily running?

In general no: There's a long-term study of runners at Stanford and in general the knees do fine. I would add though that we need to make sure that there can be no mechanical issues with your knees, and the type of knee you have ...Read more

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I have pain in my knees from running is this normal I am a in shape runner?

I have pain in my knees from running is this normal I am a in shape runner?

Have it evaluated: Pain is never normal. If a young runner, there could be several causes including a patellar tendinitis. Have an orthopedist take a look. ...Read more

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I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

Strengthen: Quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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