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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Pool: I will be better for you to do exercises in the pool where gravity is not an issue, but you will still doing the eercises against water resistance. And trus,t me you will be doing more than you think Another option will be Yoga. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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4months post ACL surgery, hamstring autograft, 22yrs, badminton coach.Wat is good or bad pain cuz my top of knee sumtime pains doin exercises.

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 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?

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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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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!!

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

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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Can you tell me some good exercises that will not hurt my knees?

Can you tell me some good exercises that will not hurt my knees?

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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