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What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

Terminal extension: 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

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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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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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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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What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?

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

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen my knees?

Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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I have runner's knee, what exercises can I do to strengthen my knee?

I have runner's knee, what exercises can I do to strengthen my knee?

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

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Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

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

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How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

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

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What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

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

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

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

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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

Here are some: Straight leg raises
wall squats
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

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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.?

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.?

None: No exercises will heal a torn mwniscus. They have no blood suply and no tendendency to heal.

Arthroscopic surgery is the solution. See anortho guy and talk to him/her about it. ...Read more

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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

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What is a good way to strengthen my knees?

What is a good way to strengthen my knees?

Numerous ways: Running cycling, leg strengthening exercises in the gym or at home. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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How can I permanently cure and strengthen my knee from patellofemoral syndrome?

How can I permanently cure and strengthen my knee from patellofemoral syndrome?

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

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My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

Knee instability: Unfortunately there is no way to strengthen ligaments. You can exercise the hip and leg to strengthen the muscles that control the knee. Otherwise bracing or surgery may be your solution. ...Read more

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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

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I have pain in my knee and I'm still at a young age. How I can treat this and eventually strengthen my knee?

I have pain in my knee and I'm still at a young age. How I can treat this and eventually strengthen my knee?

Need evaluation: We need the diagnosis first, then we can develop a treatment program. It will include specific knee physical therapy exercises, and medicine depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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By strengthening your leg muscles is that good for my knee arthritus?

By strengthening your leg muscles is that good for my knee arthritus?

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

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How do you strengthen your knees if you have been sedentary?

How do you strengthen your knees if you have been sedentary?

Stop being sedentary: A physical therapist or qualified trainer can show you leg strengthening exercises. Find whatever activity you like (bike, hike, swim) to help as well. ...Read more

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Could the megabone powder for strengthening knees work or not?

Bone vs joint: No, bone supplements do not support joint. Knees can benefit from joint supplements. Strengthening requires exercise or therapy ...Read more