Ask now
Rated 5.0/5 based on 18 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Are Good Exercises For Fat People With Bad Knees

Share
1

1
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

Get help now ›
Dr. Ward Dean
37 years in practice
701K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,687 doctors shared insights

Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


Dr. Suo Lee Dr. Lee
1 doctor agreed:
2

2
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.

Other options: I typically recommend non-weight bearing exercises when you are recovering from a knee injury. Swimming is good, and so is yoga - it will help you with core strengthening. Another great work out is biking. ...Read more

Get help now ›
Dr. Ward Dean
37 years in practice
701K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
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

Get help now ›
4

4
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

Get help now ›
5

5
What are some good, high intensity, work out routines for someone with a bad knee?

What are some good, high intensity, work out routines for someone with a bad knee?

Non weight bearing: The ones i typically advise are bicycle especially recumbent bike and swimming. ...Read more

Get help now ›
6

6
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

Get help now ›
Dr. Ward Dean
Board Certified
37 years in practice
701K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
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

Get help now ›
8

8
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

Get help now ›
10

10
Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

Every morning I get out of bed and my knees and ankles pop constantly. Is that good or bad? Should I stop popping them?

No pain, no problem: We used to think that popping our knuckles, neck, back etc.. Caused arthritis. However, there is no evidence of causal relationship has been found until this time. It is indeed a habit and once formed, the joints "feel the need to pop" intermittently. As long as it does not cause pain while doing it..Enjoy the popping. If u don't like to hear the pop, don't do it..It will stop with time. Good luck. ...Read more

Get help now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Ward Dean
37 years in practice
701K people helped
Continue
67,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook