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What exercise routine can I do if my knee has little or no remaining cartilage?

What exercise routine can I do if my knee has little or no remaining cartilage?

Stationary Bike: Best exercises would be ones that allow you to move your knee without any significant weight/load across the joint. Examples are: stationary bike set to low resistance or pool exercises. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Please describe a good exercise routine for people with knee cartilage damage?

Please describe a good exercise routine for people with knee cartilage damage?

Low impact: Swimming or water based exercise are best. Stationary bike and elliptical are also good choices. Avoid high impact activity such as running and jumping. ...Read more

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Knee has no cartilage what exercise can I do?

Knee has no cartilage what exercise can I do?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get exercise after tearing your knee cartilage?

What is a good way to get exercise after tearing your knee cartilage?

Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read more

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My knee is in incredible pain and has been for weeks.Years ago i tore the cartilages in both knees and have little left.How can I get the pain to stop?

My knee is in incredible pain and has been for weeks.Years ago i tore the cartilages in both knees and have little left.How can I get the pain to stop?

Specialist need: There is a procedure called arthroscopy, seeing inside of the joint the same way endoscopy is done to see inside of food pipe,stomach with a lighted tip ,inserted through a small incision and interventions are done in the same time or different time if it takes more minute works. You are just 35 years old and may be were a sports person,but if you realize this much damage you have early attention ...Read more

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Cartilage tears are they common and what is the best way to fix it especially. In the knees?

Cartilage tears are they common and what is the best way to fix it especially. In the knees?

Knee pain: Cartilage tears and cartilage degeneration are extremely common, especially in the knees. Cartilage lays over the knee bones and lines the joint. It also produces synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant and reduces friction inside the joint (think oil inside your engine). Fix: consider physical therapy, relubricating hyluronic acid injections, regenerative treatment(prp, stem cells), or surgery. ...Read more

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Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Torn cartilage exerc: Yes it will, dont do exercise till you know the extent of the injuries and cleared by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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