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

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Manage OA

Simple brisk walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis.
Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well.

In brief: Manage OA

Simple brisk walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis.
Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Knee osteoarthritis

Quad & ham stretch and strengthening, yoga, pilates, tai chi, swimming, exercise bike with seat elevated.
Steer clear of lunges and squats.

In brief: Knee osteoarthritis

Quad & ham stretch and strengthening, yoga, pilates, tai chi, swimming, exercise bike with seat elevated.
Steer clear of lunges and squats.
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Variable

Non jarring exercises such as cycling, eliptical or stationary recumbant bike.

In brief: Variable

Non jarring exercises such as cycling, eliptical or stationary recumbant bike.
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