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1/15/13 2:16 A

Dependent of course on the cause and the severity . . .
I'd at least give it sufficient rest for healiong and recovery and be thinking of exercising everything else.

Proper elevation might be in order. Keep the knee from chilling or getting cold. Massage is usually a positive move.

( IF - not contraindicated, careful, easy, smooth, steady, exercise in a pool of some sort might be OK. )

Edited by: ARUSHING2 at: 1/15/2013 (02:22)

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1/15/13 1:07 A

I have major issues with back,knees & hips so what I did for quite awhile is grab a chair with no arms and sit and do crunches, leg lifts. check out the video section here, there is a video workout using a chair.

I use an ab twist now its like a chair makes my work outs much easier less stress on my back.
good luck

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1/15/13 12:13 A

stationary bike

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1/14/13 11:06 P


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1/14/13 8:41 P

I have left knee pain too......... I use my tony little gazelle while I watch tv

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1/9/13 5:06 P

Stay off the treadmill and use the recumbant bike. You also have to strengthen your quads. Do modified squats and leg lifts. It's the first thing a doctor will tell you to do - "go to physical therapy and strengthen the muscles around your knee". The gym is a cheaper alternative if you get a structured program to follow to strengthen the muscles supporting the knee. Also, ice the knee and take joint supplements.

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1/9/13 3:25 P

Knee pain is exactly why I joined the Y to swim. I can walk but my Y also has a stairway into it and once inside I have to go downstairs to swim. It works for me but could be hard.

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1/9/13 2:31 P

elliptical is pretty good on the knees!

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1/9/13 1:51 P

I also like the elliptical!

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1/9/13 1:48 P

swimming, water aerobics or bike riding is easy on the knees. Good luck.

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1/9/13 1:46 P

Ask your doctor about water aerobics. It is less stress on your muscles. Good Luck.

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1/9/13 1:33 P


Here is an article that you may benefit from:

Be well,

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1/9/13 12:41 P

If you have a Y Membership, SWIM!!! Sign up for water exercises!!! God, how I would LOVE to do that!!! I have knee issues as well. I've been using a recumbant bike nearly daily since November, and it is very little impact on my knee. I still work up quite a sweat, and get my bpm where it should be for cardio, and my knee doesn't hurt afterwards. Walking is a completely different story.

GREAT JOB on getting going on your healthy lifestyle! We can do this yet!

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1/9/13 12:23 P

I weight 250lbs. and I'm just started going to the ymca, but my left knee is hurting crazy,
any suggestions?

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