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A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more
It can: Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more
Study results on this question have been mixed, with some suggesting possible benefit and some showing no benefit on cartilage protection: Glucosamine is one of the substances in your body that is used to build cartilage. The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis wears away the slick cartilage that covers the ends of your bones and helps joints move smoothly. Study results have been varied, partly because not all the studies have used the same type of glucosamine. And not all the studies included a placebo comparison, or ensured that neither the patient nor the researchers knew which pill was being administered. That said, glucosamine is relatively inexpensive and safe. If other treatments aren't helping, you might want to talk to your doctor about whether a trial of glucosamine is right for you. It may take up to four months before you see any pain relief. ...Read more
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Yes: If arthritis is present in your knees, running can make this condition worse. Depending on the severity, you may not need to give up running completely. By limiting running and mixing in lower Impact aerobic exercise such as biking or swimming you can still obtain the many health benefits of exercise without increasing your pain. If you do run, stay on softer, even terrain or consider a treadmill. ...Read more
Won't hurt scoliosis: and all three are great aerobic exercises, but do not really strengthen core musculature. Scoliosis is often idiopathic, i.e., no known cause, but it is often seen in lean, very flexible individuals. Central muscles like abdominal and back help support spine and posture. ...Read more
Generally yes: For most "soft tissue" injuries (muscle, tendon, or ligament), non-impact activities can be very beneficial for rehabilitation and healing. However, accurate identification of the injury is important to develop the proper therapy plan. This is particularly important for more serious injuries. See you family doctor, orthopedist, or physiatrist for a referral to a physical therapist if necessary. ...Read more
RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?
Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?
Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more
Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?
Yes.: yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. then build up gradually,like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain. Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more