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What Are Good Exercises For Fat People With Bad Knees
I have knee pain from obesity. So i start to exercising at the gym. But when i run or walk, i feel knee pain, so it's a dilemma. How to exercise?
Alternatives: Consider some alternatives like riding a stationary bicycle, using an elliptical, or even better swimming. As the pain you may be feeling could very well be related to weight bearing forces at your knee. The exercises mentioned above help limiting the forces on the knee. Best of luck in your endeavors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: A person's knees take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen knee problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the knee problems were from another disease or injury, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the knees have to endure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sprained my right knee in May and am recovering from it. What exercises are good and which ones are bad for me? I'm about 70% recovered.
4months post ACL surgery, hamstring autograft, 22yrs, badminton coach.Wat is good or bad pain cuz my top of knee sumtime pains doin exercises.
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace or injections. This is common after surgery as your muscles controlling the patella are out of shape. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad knees and was wondering if rebounding (exercising on a mini trampoline) is a good or bad exercise for that?
Knee strength: Quad, ham, core, ankle stability, vmo, start with short arc and progress as tolerated. ...Read more
Just got done with pt for knee last Month I still do exercises but I just started softball and the pain is really bad gets to 8 on scale Help!!
Listen to ur body.: Time to return to your Orthopoedist for an exam and reevaluation.Stop doing what really hurts,in the mean time,till u get seen. ...Read more
Exercises: Depends on if you have an underlying knee problem (e.g. Knee cap or deeper knee condition), but generally would be avoiding deep knee bends/squats, esp with weights, and favoring short arc knee range of motion (not > 90 degrees knee bending). ...Read more
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