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Do I need surgery or would working out heall knee pain from sedentary life?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Working out

Would be the first choice to treat knee pain if it secondary to decreased activity.
We are assuming there is nothing mechanical wrong with the knee such as a meniscal tear which could come from trauma. Any exercise program will need to be started slowly such as walking or riding a bicycle for short periods and increasing slowly. Stretching also is extremely important after being sedentary.

In brief: Working out

Would be the first choice to treat knee pain if it secondary to decreased activity.
We are assuming there is nothing mechanical wrong with the knee such as a meniscal tear which could come from trauma. Any exercise program will need to be started slowly such as walking or riding a bicycle for short periods and increasing slowly. Stretching also is extremely important after being sedentary.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
First, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps may make a big difference.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Exercises

Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee.
However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com.

In brief: Exercises

Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee.
However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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