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Knee Strengthening Exercises With Stairmaster
The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee.
Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read more
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
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
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
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.
Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more
Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?
Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. ...Read more
Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Exercise: Warm up on a stationary bike for about 5 minutes. All of these you want to do on both sides for symmetry. Stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds then switch to the other leg. Step up and down 10 times on something about 3 inches off the floor - a phone book would work. Switch. Then do the steps sideways. 3 times a week. Each week make the step higher. Also google runner's knee exercises. ...Read more
Quad strengthening: Exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. Work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more
Knee strength: Short arc and straight leg strengthening of quads and hams, rotate outward slr to work vmo, progress as tolerated to lunges & squats, but be careful. ...Read more
I have purchased a Recumbent Exercise Bike. I have OA in my knees n back n neck. Did I make the right choice. For strengthening. THANKS.
Yes: Start slowly. Non weight bearing exercise is less damaging to you ...Read more
Check out this paper:
This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it
"A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players."
Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T.
J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27 (2):340-51
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more
SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis (start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg (tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat. Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more
My doctor assigned me a knee strengthening exercise where I lay or sit on a flat bed, put a pillow under knee and push down. Lost the instructions.?
Call your doc: Just call your doctors office and ask them to give you the instructions again. I am sure they will be happy to do so for you ...Read more
Here are some:
Straight leg raises
single leg squat (only 45 degrees)
calf raises and calf drops from a step
a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way
previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?
I have torn meniscus in both of my knees. What are good exercises to strengthen them fast. One knee is fixed the other is not. Both sore and painful.?
RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?
Hypermobility Ehlers: You have benign hypermobility which is Ehlers Danlos Type III. This is genetic - an autosomal dominant. Exercise is important and is protective of your joints. You need a directed exercise program and an evaluation. Ask your physician to have you see a Rheuamtologist ...Read more
Strengthen quads: 'Permanent cures' from kneecap pain are difficult. Depending on the 'wear' of your patellar cartilage, patellar instability, 'Q' angle, weight and quadriceps strength/ tone and your motivation... My advice without knowing anything about you is this: strengthen your quadriceps as much as u can and keep your weight down (high school weight)...See an ORS who treats patellofemoral pain/ instability. GL ...Read more
My knees dislocate easily because my femur is flat at the top, what can I do to strengthen my vmo?
If that doesn't work: Some patients do not do well with non-operative treatment and there are a host of different surgical procedures to correct the problem. ...Read more
I have pain in my knee and I'm still at a young age. How I can treat this and eventually strengthen my knee?
Support helps: Not all knee arthritis is helpful. For some people, strengthening the hips muscles and re- in forcing the way the muscles behind and in front of the knee work together, can decrease overall pain. See a physiatrist to see if you are a candidate for a personalized physical therapy program. It may not decrease the arthritis, but it can improve function. ...Read more