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What are some sports I should avoid if I have bad knees?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: High impact sports

"bad knees" could mean any number of problems.
Generally, low-impact activities such as swimming (+/- breaststroke) or cycling are safe.

In brief: High impact sports

"bad knees" could mean any number of problems.
Generally, low-impact activities such as swimming (+/- breaststroke) or cycling are safe.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

"bad knees" is a nonspecific description, but if you have knee pain with athletic activities you should avoid repetitive squatting or knee flexion, high impact aerobics and running, as well as sports that require cutting.
Walking, swimming, and cycling are good activities. It is possible that this is a treatable condition. This could be determined by a trained professional and x-rays.

In brief: Yes

"bad knees" is a nonspecific description, but if you have knee pain with athletic activities you should avoid repetitive squatting or knee flexion, high impact aerobics and running, as well as sports that require cutting.
Walking, swimming, and cycling are good activities. It is possible that this is a treatable condition. This could be determined by a trained professional and x-rays.
Dr. John Ayres
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