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I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?

I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?

Need orthopedist: Swelling of the knee joint should be taken seriously. Many joint derangements could be the cause. Stop jogging until your doctor or orthopedist can give you answers as to why swelling is occurring. Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

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

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Which equipment can I use at the gym with two knee replacements?

Which equipment can I use at the gym with two knee replacements?

ANY AND ALL: If everything is well with the surgeries you can use anything just careful with amount of weights you use. Read more

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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!

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: 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

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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 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

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Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

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

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What are the best exercises for a bad back and knees?

What are the best exercises for a bad back and knees?

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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Does exercise effect on knee hinges badly way?

Does exercise effect on knee hinges badly way?

Knee pain: In a 24 year old is likely to be a benign condition such as chondromalacea patella or patella femoral syndrome. Exercise is good. Read more

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What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

Avoid pounding: Its probably best to perform cardio
exercises which will allow pounding or
knee impact
the best exercises would probably be
cycling, elliptical and swimming. Read more

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What is th best exercise for pains in the hip bone and knees?

What is th best exercise for pains in the hip bone and knees?

Check those 2 videos: Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=fwvnxzrgk1w

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=51ie6a_cqks. Read more

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I have bad knees and was wondering if rebounding (exercising on a mini trampoline) is a good or bad exercise for that?

Not good: Trampoline exercises are not good if you already have problems with the knees. Any exercise that increases pressure on these joints should be reduced. Swimming, bicycling, elliptical machine and walking are gentle on the knees. Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee: Walking and strengthening of the muscles in the leg are key, resistance bands work well also. Riding a staionary bike is also a great way of excersising. Read more

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Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

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

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What is the best way to excersize if you have bad knees?

What is the best way to excersize if you have bad knees?

Check with your doc: Usually swimming and biking. Anything that is not weight bearing. Gym also. Check with physical therapist also. Read more

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Please advise if it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Please advise if it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

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