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Can gazelle be used after total knee replacement?

Can gazelle be used after total knee replacement?

Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to the low impact exercise machine. A gazelle would be very good exercise, as would most other low impact machines such as an elliptical, stationary bike, etc. Generally anything that isn't high impact is a safe option for exercise and sports participation after knee replacement. You should avoid high impact activities such as running, jumping, etc. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I fell and got a small but deep cut in my knee cap. Been taking it easy since then but still feels stiff. Should I try knee exercises?

2 weeks ago I fell and got a small but deep cut in my knee cap. Been taking it easy since then but still feels stiff. Should I try knee exercises?

No exercise yet?: If the wound is not closed any deep cut may need to be evaluated by a medical person as the cut could go through layers of tissue to the bone which could lead to infection and poor wound healing. If the wound is closed, scar tissue could form and would cause stiffness which would be helped by gentle stretching and increase as tolerated. Good luck ...Read more

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What are small purple dots on your knees?

What are small purple dots on your knees?

Purple dots: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

What to do or what's wrong when there's alot of fluid on the knee and a little painful?

Knee Effusion: If you have fluid around or on your knee, you need to be evaluated to see if it is an injury, infection or something else. Go to an ER or Urgent Care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ever since I was little when my knees get a chill they start to hurt very bad why is that?

Ever since I was little when my knees get a chill they start to hurt very bad why is that?

Peripheral neuro: There are different pains, from mild muscle strains due to tightened muscles, inflammation from viral illnesses, and mild bursitis. However, for many there can be a mild irritation effect from cold air that activates local nerves and causes mild pain. More severe pain can happen when small blood vessels constrict with cold, causing muscle pain. ...Read more

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How long will it take my knee to heal after I dusloacated it? After they put it back in I felt little to no pain at all.

How long will it take my knee to heal after I dusloacated it? After they put it back in I felt little to no pain at all.

4 weeks: It depends on how much damage was done by the dislocation. I would estimate your healing to take about 4 weeks, give or take if no complications developed. ...Read more

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Knee small effusion, cant bend knee.

Knee small effusion, cant bend knee.

Cannot bend knee: If you cannot bend your knee you may well have a torn meniscus. You should see an orthopedist very soon and get a good exam and probably an MRI and probably an operation. ...Read more

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What are some really good cardio workouts that are easy for someone with sensitive knees?

What are some really good cardio workouts that are easy for someone with sensitive knees?

Stationary bike: I am not sure what you mean by sensitive knees. However, if you tend to develope knee pain with activities I would stick with low impact activities like stationary or recumbent bike or an eliptical machine. Only work out on an every other day basis to allow your knees a chance to recover. ...Read more

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My knees have been experiencing a little pain especially when I crouch down so I was wondering if there is anything I should do?

My knees have been experiencing a little pain especially when I crouch down so I was wondering if there is anything I should do?

You'lNevrMakeCatcher: Yeah. Don't crouch down..........yet. At your age there is much hope. But more info is needed. Like your activity level and what that is and how often and how strenuous. Any prior injuries. Any other possible current illness. Or past illnesses? Any pains elsewhere? Recent fever? If it's just this crouch-pain out of nowhere and you aren't an athlete, it might be that you need to condition yourself ...Read more

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Will a small tear on knee miniscus heal?

Possibly: It depends on the size of the tear, the type of tear and the location of the tear relative to the blood supply to the meniscus. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the chances of it healing. ...Read more

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What is an easy way for me to lose weight fast with a knee problem?

You cannot: Strict dieting is needed. Minimize carbhydrates, no bread, pasta, desserts, sweets, snacking, junk food, etc. The eating between meals and control portion size. ...Read more

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I fell 3 days ago my knee still hurts and a little swollen what should I do?

I fell 3 days ago my knee still hurts and a little swollen what should I do?

Get evaluated: Problem could just be a contusion where you have bruised the soft tissue in front of your knee. Contusions usually don't hurt inside the knee but outside. If it is a ligament injury or a problem inside the knee it will usually hurt when you move it. If your knee is locking (can't straighten it out) or pain on weightbearing see doc sooner than later. ...Read more

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How do u know if your knee is broken because mine is a little bump that hurts when you touch it?

The only way to get: A correct diagnosis is to be evaluated by a physician and have the indicated imaging studies for an acurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got hit on my knee with a basketball and it is a little swollen. Should I be concern about any injuries?

I got hit on my knee with a basketball and it is a little swollen. Should I be concern about any injuries?

It's bruised with: Possible strain and/or sprain. U can apply ice packs for first two days then warm packs., apply ace wrap. See your doctor if swelling or pain worsens, or range of motion gets impaired. Take care! Http://m.Summitmedicalgroup. Com/? Url=http%3a%2f%2fwww. Summitmedicalgroup. Com%2flibrary%2fadult_health%2fsma_patellar_contusion%2f;width=1080. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some core strengthening exercises and other exercises that are easy on knees and back?

Please tell me what are some core strengthening exercises and other exercises that are easy on knees and back?

Lots online and apps: As you work your core, our back actually will benefit and gain strength too. Look at low-impact exercises. Look at isometric and stretching too. Great links online available but 2 basic core movements to include are planks and lying leg raises. ...Read more

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little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

Bites or mites: Itching behind the knee after holiday can be due to bites from something like sand fleas (would explain the location) or other bug bites. Less likely is something like scabies. If it does not resolve in a few days get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more