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Doctor insights on: Knee Strengthening Exercises Morbid Obese

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

What knee strengthening exercises do you recommend besides machine ones?

There are many: There are many others. Lunges, ankle weight quad strengthening, squats, cutting exercises for better side to side agility to mention a few. If you have a knee injury, talk with a doctor familiar with rehabilitation to determine what is safe for you. ...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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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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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 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?

Change: Possibly related to early osteoarthritis. Weight loss will slow progression of oa of knees and help with pain. Would recommend switching to exercises that spare the knee such as bicycling, swimming etc till knee symptoms improve. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is my knee pain related to my obesity?

Is my knee pain related to my obesity?

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 more

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Can obesity cause numbness above your knee?

Can obesity cause numbness above your knee?

Indirectly..: Obesity itself is unlikely to cause numbness above your knee. However, obesity could be making back problems worse which could cause those symptoms. Or certain vitamin deficiencies could also cause these symptoms. Follow up with your primary physician. ...Read more