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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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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


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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

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Can you tell me what is the best workouts to get a flat stomach at home with bad knees?

Can you tell me what is the best workouts to get a flat stomach at home with bad knees?

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

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Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

Does leg extension exercise bad for knees? And what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain?

It depends on what U: R having pain from. There's multiple causes of knee pain, & 2 answer the question, please say what the pathology is. If U don't know C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have bad knee arthritis, is the elliptical machine the best?

I have bad knee arthritis, is the elliptical machine the best?

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

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Often: Physical stress to an inflamed joint often increases the swelling and pain. Have the cause of the knee issue diagnosed and treated first. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from knee ligament ACL injury I need to know the best exercise to recover from it

I am suffering from knee ligament ACL injury I need to know the best exercise to recover from it

Acl recovery: Simplistic answer is PT. You need to regain full range of motion and strengthen quadriceps and hamstrings. There are many different exercises to do this but many may not be appropriate for you. Physical therapy directed rehab is a must in the beginning ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Start exercise know: The stronger your muscles before the surgery and more flexible you are, the better the result, the rehab period will be shorten. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Left knee is no beta after6 week physio pain is worse walking stairs hills swollen as well what can I do pain is bad after rest or exercise?

Be seen: You probably need to be seen. An exam and probably an MRI will determine the cause of your pain, such as for example, a degenerative meniscal tear or loose body. Thank you. ...Read more

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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 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?

Running would not be: A good choice for exercise. Any impact exercise will cause your DJD to progress faster good/perfect shoes or not. Walking outside or treadmill, not running is a good substitute or swimming even better. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Depends on cause: To determine the beds treatment, a doctor will want to try to identify the cause of the edema. Several conditions, including heart disease and kidney disease, may be contributing to this. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've put on 10kgs since developing arthritic knee and having trouble walking, what is the best exercise to lose weight without hurting knee?

I've put on 10kgs since developing arthritic knee and having trouble walking, what is the best exercise to lose weight without hurting knee?

Swim: Swimming is a great way to exercise without putting a lot of pressure on the knee. It provides a great aerobic exercise and in combination with modifications in your diet, you should be able to lose the weight. ...Read more

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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.

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