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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?

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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My left knee has been giving out when I have been jumping in the trampoline the past day or so and cracking a bit. Is this normal for a teenager?

My left knee has been giving out when I have been jumping in the trampoline the past day or so and cracking a bit. Is this normal for a teenager?

Cracking without: Pain can be normal, but giving out while jumping or cracking with pain is not. You should see your primary care doctor and/or an orthopedist to get examined to make sure there is not a structural reason for this, such as a tear in one of the knee ligaments. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee pop (loud) and difficulty walking after jumping on a trampoline. Its in the inner and higher knee.

I am experiencing knee pain, knee pop (loud) and difficulty walking after jumping on a trampoline. Its in the inner and higher knee.

Possible Cartilage: This could be a internal derangement of the knee including a Cartilage tear or other process. Discuss this with your physician and your parents and consider seeing a pediatric orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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My son fell off a small trampoline and landed knee first he has a bump on his knee an he keeps complaining it hurts. Could it be a bone contusion?

My son fell off a small trampoline and landed knee first he has a bump on his knee an he keeps complaining it hurts. Could it be a bone contusion?

I would: Take them to your pediatrician. If your insurance allows to go to an orthopedic doctor, than I would just go there... Maybe an urgent care center tonight. ...Read more

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I heard a pop in my knee while jumping on a trampoline. It was painful, there was/is no swelling. Painful to walk on and feels tight. What is wrong?

I heard a pop in my knee while jumping on a trampoline. It was painful, there was/is no swelling. Painful to walk on and feels tight. What is wrong?

Mechanical injury: You can injured your knee but yo will need an orthopedic exam and probably MRI to accurately diagnose the issue if the pain persists. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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?

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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Why do golfers get bad knees?

Why do golfers get bad knees?

Twisting and loading: Golfing requires a fair amount of twisting movements. If you walk a hilly course, this can make your knees sore. However, the literature on injury patterns does not identify golf as a sport that has a higher than normal proportion of knee injuries although it can happen, especially in golfers with slightly abnormal knees to start. ...Read more

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Could bad knees cause back issues?

Could bad knees cause back issues?

Yes and vice versa: Weakness of the quadricpeps due to nerve root impingement can cause quadricep muscle weakness and lead to knee injury.
Compensating for a bad knee can lead to back injury. ...Read more

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My knees have always clicked when bent. Is this bad?

My knees have always clicked when bent. Is this bad?

No: Clicking and popping sounds that don't cause pain are nothing to be alarmed about. This is usually tissues rubbing causing a sound or a tendon or ligament rolling over a bony edge making a snapping sound.

Painful clicking or popping is a sign of potential meniscus tears or cartilage tears, tissue overgrowth, scar tissue bands, loose cartilage pieces and should be checked by your orthopaedic doc. ...Read more

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Is running bad for your knees?

Is running bad for your knees?

It sure CAN be...: If you are concerned about the effects of running on your knees, the most important factor is heel strike cushioning. My favorite insole is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer replacement insole. Http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb/cross-trainer. ...Read more

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What can be done for a bad knee?

What can be done for a bad knee?

Many options: Proper diagnosis will pin down the options.
Nsaids, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, physical therapy, ice, braces, partial and total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy are all options. ...Read more

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How do I circuit train with a bad knee?

How do I circuit train with a bad knee?

Avoid: Squats, sleds, leg extensions, treadmill and elliptical. Consult your PT. Upper body work only and consult an orthopedic expert with a background in sports medicine.
No running, jogging or biking-clear? ...Read more

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Is the reebok slide bad for your knees?

Is the reebok slide bad for your knees?

Depends: I like the reebok slide for advanced rehab and quad strengthening. If you have patellar arthritis you should not use it. Also use in conjunction with other exercises or as part of circuit training for added benefit. ...Read more