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Workout Routine For Bad Knees
Likely: Strengthening of quads is usually good but clarify with ortho to be sure. ...Read more
Get diagnosis 1st: A really bad ankle is quite non-specific. You should go to an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon who can diagnose you and give the proper treatment which may or may not include walking routines. Find an md in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
I rad brisk walking for 30min a day is good for health. But i am getting calf muscles and thigh muscles pain. Can i do normal walking for good health?
Step it up.Slowly...: You read right. Walking is a good practical form of exercise. To do it right, you might start with a moderate speed for a week or two and slowly pick up the pace. This will allow your muscles, tendons, capsules and ligaments to adjust to the higher level of activity. You might try some stretching before and after your walking routine. ...Read more
Muscle: The best and safest way to go is to visit your doc to make sure you are in good health enough to work out. Then see a fitness trainer at a gym so that he/she can draw up a work out routine for you. Generally speaking, protein can help w/building muscle but an overall healthy diet free from junk food, sugar, chemicals, etc. can help w/general health and well being. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?
Shoes: First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems. ...Read more
I follow body weights and cardio excersices on alternate days in gym regularly .So steam bath after workout at gym on alternate days is advisible ?
Steam baths: Steam baths are fine. They may dry out your skin, but other than that they are okay. Like all things, it is important to use the steam room in moderation. Especially if you have asthma or any other conditions which involve your lungs. Sweating from the steam room may also reduce your weight temporarily if you are checking regularly. ...Read more
Sensible progress: In short – a good warm-up time, repetitions with lightweight - improve muscle tone first, before beginning a muscle strengthening program. High repetitions with light weight improve muscle tone. Heavyweights with limited repetitions improve strength. Combinations of tone and strength result in muscular development, muscle recruitment (growth) and hypertrophy – increase in size. Then stretch ; cool. ...Read more
Isometrics: We better than weights until growth plates are closed. ...Read more
22 min a day!: Studies show that 150 min of aerobic exercise a week, divided by at least 5 days is optimal for health. So, that's just 22 min daily, 7 days per week, 25 min/day 6 days per week, or 30 min per day 5 days per week. Any exercise that is non-stop and gets you breathing a bit harder and feeling a little warm is great. So, bike, walk (briskly), swim, treadmill, a class, etc. Are all great! ...Read more
Curing slight runner's knee?
I walk daily for 2.5 miles, have a BMI of 21.8, do quad sets, push ups and elevate my knee when sleeping using pillow.
Physical therapy: You need to do pt or a good home exercise program. You need to do eccentrics and isometrics. You would do "knee squeezes" as isometrics and also terminal knee extensions as well as leg lifts. Then you would progress to one legged squats to give yourself good neuromuscular control. ...Read more
Had a ACL Surgery 2 yrs back, I do lunges and squats besides brisk walking for abt 30 mins everyday. Is this ok? wt 54kgs. want to prevent OArthritis
Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.
Need a diagnosis: Treatment is diagnosis and not symptom driven. You need to see a physician and if appropriate get x rays to see if you have arthritis in the knees. If you do, conservative treatment which may include avoiding impact sports until your symptoms abate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core body strength: Core body strength, such as pilates and yoga are considered to be key for dancing. Cross training to use all muscles and vary your workout will also prevent muscle burn out or overuse injuries. Remember to listen to your body and pay attention to proper nutrition and also take days off for recovery. ...Read more
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