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Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

Would P90X be a suitable exercise if I have bad knees or would it help them?

May help, May hurt: P90x is a great home fitness program i also enjoy but its not for everyone. The plyometrics routine has several high impact jumps that could cause knee pain and injuries while the leg workout has great strengthening exercises that help stabilize the knee. An exercise physiologists can evaluate your personal workout needs along with your dr to help ensure the routine is safe for you & your joints. ...Read more

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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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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I am 61 year old woman. I have bad knees and have been told that replacement of knees is the only solution. What exercise can I do for this ?

I am 61 year old woman.  I have bad knees and have been told that replacement of knees is the only solution.  What exercise can I do for this ?

Water exercises: One of the best exercises for "bad knees" is to walk in the shallow end of a pool. Aquatic exercises are beneficial because they provide resistance with less weight bearing. Stretching (maintaining flexibility) and range of motion exercises (to prevent loss of movement) are also important. See you doctor or physical therapist for more ideas. ...Read more

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Does exercise effect on knee hinges badly way?

Does exercise effect on knee hinges badly way?

Knee pain: In a 24 year old is likely to be a benign condition such as chondromalacea patella or patella femoral syndrome. Exercise is good. ...Read more

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Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

Exercise post arthro: a lot depends upon the timing of the 'exercise.' a complex knee scope with ACL reconstruction may take some time before one can 'exercise' normally. That said upper body work can be performed soonafter. Swimming will happen sooner than running; biking on a stationary bike may occur with minimal resistance as well. A well trained physical therapist should be able to gradually return you. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad if i exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Please advise if it's bad if i exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Yes.: It may be bad, because an effusion indicates that something is structurally wrong with your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, to see if exercising through it is ok. ...Read more

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What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

It depends: The types of exercises that you will tolerate with an arthritic knee depend to a large degree on the severity of the arthritis. If you have very severe arthritis then pool-based exercises can be quite beneficial. If you have more mild osteoarthritis, then light weightlifting, and light aerobic training can also be very useful. ...Read more

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