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Knee Strengthening Exercises Morbid Obese
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?
Patellofemoral exerc: This is a nice guide with pictures that i printed off for a friend in the past: http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/6946.Pdf ..... Patella maltracking causes patellofemoral syndrome, so exercises for patellofemoral syndrome would be helpful for patella maltracking (for your internet searching leisure). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?
Low impact: If you have a loss of cartilage in your knee (arthritis), you still need to exercise for health benefits. Low impact is always favored. This would include swimming, biking, elliptical machine use. Walking is moderate impact but still better than high impact activities such as running or jumping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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I am 32/f. I am very obese i weight 225 5"3. When i exercise my knees hurt &i can hear my knees making noise. Should i stop exercising for a while?
I have knee pain from obesity. So i start to exercising at the gym. But when i run or walk, i feel knee pain, so it's a dilemma. How to exercise?
Alternatives: Consider some alternatives like riding a stationary bicycle, using an elliptical, or even better swimming. As the pain you may be feeling could very well be related to weight bearing forces at your knee. The exercises mentioned above help limiting the forces on the knee. Best of luck in your endeavors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A person's knees take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen knee problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the knee problems were from another disease or injury, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the knees have to endure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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