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The Best Exercise Equipment Bad Knee
I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Closed chain: So not knowing what type of knee injury you have this will be a bit generic. Usually for knee injuries I would recommend what is called closed chain exercises, which are any exercises in which the sole of the foot contacts the ground or a platform. This would include squats, leg press, cycling, elliptical trainer, calf raises. And not isolation exercises such as quad extension/hamstring curls. ...Read more
I am 72 y.o. W/bil. Knee replacements & history of heart attack 2002. What is best excercise equipment for me, elliptical trainer, or gizelle machine?
I'm not: Familiar with those machines, but walking at different speeds and slopes if available would be fine ...Read more
ANY AND ALL: If everything is well with the surgeries you can use anything just careful with amount of weights you use. ...Read more
Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!
This is a loaded question. There are many things that happen with age regardless of what activities you do. There are other things that happen as a result of trauma, but usually from a specific injury. While people discuss "cumulative trauma" there is no solid scientific evidence to establish that is causes arthritis.
One of the questions is: what else might you have been doing if you weren't doing your job? If you were skiing, snowboarding, running, playing soccer, etc., you may have developed the same problems.
The theoretical "8-hour" work day means that less than 1/3 or our time is actually spent at work (assuming 2 days off per week). Many of the things we do in our off-work time also contribute to arthritis and back pain.
Have you been assessed for conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthropathies? Some of those can be improved with medications.
If you've been doing your job for over 35 years, then you are also at an age when some arthritis was likely to happen anyway. Be mindful about opening a worker's compensation claim. There are some advantages, but also disadvantages. Have a frank conversation with your treating physician about the nature of your back and knee problems, any injuries you may have had, and the possible relationship to your job before deciding which way to go.
Two things that can help both problems are losing weight (unless you're already very thin) and avoiding smoking. You'd be surprised how much they contribute to pain. ...Read more
Pes anserine bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis
Pes Bursitis: Pes anserine bursitis can be treated like most sports injuries: Rest, ice, NSAIDs. Physical therapy can help as can a visit to your orthopaedic surgeon to ensure the correct diagnosis is made. Make sure that you stretch before exercise and warm up, avoid hill running and stair climbing if possible as you improve you can return to activity. Look at these videos on rehab: http://tinyurl. Com/jj8xun2 ...Read more
May help, May hurt: P90x is a great home fitness program I also enjoy but its not for everyone. The plyometrics routine has several high impact jumps that could cause knee pain and injuries while the leg workout has great strengthening exercises that help stabilize the knee. An exercise physiologists can evaluate your personal workout needs along with your dr to help ensure the routine is safe for you & your joints. ...Read more
Non or low impact.: "bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness. Your knees absorb 40% of your weight on impact, so favor them with low or no impact exercises like swimming, cycling, walking, and low impact aerobics. For your back, work the "core" muscles in your back and abs. A "bridge" is a classic sore exercise. ...Read more
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http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=51ie6a_cqks. ...Read more
I have bad knees and was wondering if rebounding (exercising on a mini trampoline) is a good or bad exercise for that?
I am 61 year old woman. I have bad knees and have been told that replacement of knees is the only solution. What exercise can I do for this?
Water exercises: One of the best exercises for "bad knees" is to walk in the shallow end of a pool. Aquatic exercises are beneficial because they provide resistance with less weight bearing. Stretching (maintaining flexibility) and range of motion exercises (to prevent loss of movement) are also important. See you doctor or physical therapist for more ideas. ...Read more
I have had rods and screws replaced with my left knee, what are the best ways to exercise safely?
Check with your doc: There are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What are some of the most effective exercise/ weight loss options for someone with bad knees, no pool and no gym?
Biking: Try biking. It should not give you problem with your knee. ...Read more
Whenever I sit down for a long time and get up I feel my knees tight and they kinda hurt. I exercise a lot (crossfit/running) is it bad?
No: A small amount of pain is not bad but if this gets worse or persists you should see an orthopedist. ...Read more
Exercise post arthro: A lot depends upon the timing of the 'exercise.' a complex knee scope with ACL reconstruction may take some time before one can 'exercise' normally. That said upper body work can be performed soonafter. Swimming will happen sooner than running; biking on a stationary bike may occur with minimal resistance as well. A well trained physical therapist should be able to gradually return you. ...Read more
Yes.: It may be bad, because an effusion indicates that something is structurally wrong with your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, to see if exercising through it is ok. ...Read more
Core Strengthening: There are numerous methods to strengthen ; tighten your 'core' or abdominal muscles. Most of such exercises do not require weight bearing or knee load. Amazon. Com is a good resource, check out 'lose your mummy tummy', 'core strength for 50+' (books), cfs method (video), many more to browse. Also, reduce white flour products in your diet for best results! ...Read more
Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?
My knee hurts all the time but exercise seems to help However it hurts to bad to do much should I take pain meds so I can exercise more? 800mg ibuprof
I get really bad knee pain and it gets really hard to walk up stairs or move things around. I exercise and stretch I'm only 19 is there something wrong?
Something wrong: You need to see your primary doctor. If he/she can help you that's fine. If not you will be referred to a joint specialist. Have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
Low impact is good: Low impact activities such as walking, elliptical and swimming are good exercises for knee arthritis. However, if you have significant arthritis in your knee cap, it is better to keep the incline at a lower level on the elliptical. With knee cap arthritis, the deeper the knee bend (flexion), the more stress on the knee cap. Experiment with different exercises, keep a log and track what is best. ...Read more
What is the best and fastest way to tone and firm triceps and fat knees or the anterior and posterior thighs aside from exercise?
How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee. What are the best ways to treat it so I can continue to exercise?
Cross train: Assuming this is a patellar tendinitis, you need to do more of static exercises to tone the muscles but not to grind the knee through tough motions. Wall squats are great for this. Also non-impace exercise -- swimming or biking is good. Watch out for spinning classes because they can be very intense on the patellar tendon. ...Read more
I'm having left total knee replaced in one month. Very strong flexible legs but can hardly bend bad leg now. Start exercise now or wait until after?
Wifes got bad left knee, (cap twisted 90 degrees 2 left when she was 25). Is there a way to repair this. She's 41, 17st & wants 2 exercise/lose weight?
Kneecap Dislocation: There are a variety of ways to address kneecap dislocations. If it's a one-time event, often physical therapy can be helpful and prevent surgery. Sometimes people need surgery if their kneecap remains unstable. You can also develop other problems relating to the cartilage if not addressed. ...Read more
I have severe osteoarthritis in both of my knees surgeries on both knees. I would like to exercise running what is the best shoes for my case?
I have tear ligaments in both knees. What would be the best exercise for me to do, to tighten my legs, without causing further damage to knees?
Try stationary bike: For a couple of weeks trial.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best thing to do for sevete edema in the legs? It seems to be the worst from the knee down to feet with the feet being extremely bad.
Does knee pain send pain to hips? I believe my left knee caused my left hip to hurt and most recently the opposite hip. Best exercise and treatment?
I've put on 10kgs since developing arthritic knee and having trouble walking, what is the best exercise to lose weight without hurting knee?
Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.
Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but I need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos (if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives. Best of luck! ...Read more