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Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

May help, May hurt: P90x is a great home fitness program i also enjoy but its not for everyone. The plyometrics routine has several high impact jumps that could cause knee pain and injuries while the leg workout has great strengthening exercises that help stabilize the knee. An exercise physiologists can evaluate your personal workout needs along with your dr to help ensure the routine is safe for you & your joints. ...Read more

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I am a dancer and at random moments my knee bothers me why is that?

I am a dancer and at random moments my knee bothers me why is that?

Sudden knee pain: Pain with random movements of the knee is going to probably be related to what you were specifically doing at the time. If you were jumping, squatting or twisting it could help with the diagnosis. Also if there are mechanical symptoms: locking , catching, popping, clicking or giving out ; will also help diagnosing your problem. I find dancers often have patella tendonitis. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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I have pains in the sides of my knees?

I have pains in the sides of my knees?

Long list: Pain can also be referred from back or hip. Common inside knee pain could be due arthritis, medial meniscus tear, strain of the ligament (mcl), inflammation of hamstring tendons, bursitis, plica, or knee cap region wear/tendonitis. Pain outside may be due to arthritis, lateral meniscus tear, strain of ligament (lcl), itband syndrome, popliteus tendinitis, knee cap region wear or tendonitis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put ice on knees when soar?

Is it ok to put ice on knees when soar?

Yes.: If the knees are acutely sore, then ice usually works better. If they chronically hurt then warmth is usually the better option. Tylenol or aleve would help as well. ...Read more

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How to lose knee fat?

How to lose knee fat?

Can't: You have only two options: 1. Lose body weight all over-cannot "spot" reduce. 2. If you increase the size of muscles around the knee, you will be more taut or tight and look better. Plus the exercise will help loosing weight. ...Read more

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What causes pain in back of the knee?

What causes pain in back of the knee?

Knee pain: Knee pain, even in the back, maybe caused by several things. Generalized arthritis can even refer to the back, BUT a Bakers cyst is common for pain in the back of the knee. Get an eval by a dr. if the pain si bad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My knees.Swell why.?

My knees.Swell why.?

Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.) , degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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What can I do about my knee because it keeps hurting?

What can I do about my knee because it keeps hurting?

Eval.: For chronic or recurrent knee pain - a medical evaluation would be important. The physician can determine the cause of your pain and then develop a treatment plan with you. ...Read more

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