I agree that talking to your doctor and getting a physical therapist reference (maybe even a prescription for some sessions so you could work with someone a few times) is a great idea.
I would ask about biking -- for some knee problems it is recommended. If it's an option then you can choose what's right for you whether it be a spin class, getting on a bike on your local bike path or getting on a stationary bike in a gym. I don't know how your bone-on-bone knee would do with the motion but at least there's very little to zero impact and you'll get your heart racing. Good luck!
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5/2/13 4:06 P
After I had 2 knee scopes done last year, my surgeon recommended water exercise. I joined the YWCA and am now up to 5 days a week. I absolutely love water exercise. I take a variety of classes ranging from Joint Movement (easy, low/no impact) and water walking, up to water aerobics. Some of the classes include using water weights for a strength workout. The pain in my knees is much better. I used to walk on the treadmill every day for 30-45 minutes, but those days are over, at least until I lose some of the weight. In the water I feel light and graceful. :-) At the same time I know I am getting a great workout. The water provides both resistance and support. I am absolutely addicted to the pool at this point. :-)
I second the advice that you should talk to your doctor. It's a drag when they tell you what NOT to do, but don't tell you what you can and should be doing instead!
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9,707 5/1/13 1:01 P
Given your medical conditions, I think the best person would be to ask your doctor. See if he can get you a referral to a physical therapist. You may need to focus on diet for your weight loss.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/1/2013 (13:01)
5/1/13 1:00 P
Well, after xray it shows my bone against bone on inner portion of left knee. It's not bad enough yet for surgery or replacement; however walking my regular two miles a day would be too aggravating. Dr. recommended to not walk, use stairs and may get a cortizone shot to delay the surgery. I miss my walking!! Already seeing bp increasing and of course weight!
Swimming? Could you try pool walking, that might take the pressure off your knee.
What is the definition of "bad"? Is it a medical condition? What does your doctor say?
5/1/13 12:49 P
Just learned my "walking days" are pretty much over...bad knee and miss the walking! What do you suggest as replacement? My blood pressure is rising, some weight and toning over all is changing. I will continue yoga but it isn't taking care of my cardio, and do some exercise ball with weights now .... HELP!!!
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