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3/6/13 3:41 P

I agree with the advice to get a physical therapy referral. Also, if your knee is still hurting, it obviously isn't "fine." Go get a second opinion from another doc!

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3/6/13 1:58 P

Hi Shelly

I agree with the previous poster. Without knowing the details of your injury, it would be hard for us to speculate about what exercises are safe and what you should avoid.

Coach Jen

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3/6/13 8:58 A

Stop doing those exercises and listen to your doctor. ;)

Your best bet is to ask for a referral to a physical therapist. None of us here are really in a position to provide advice based on your injury.

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3/6/13 8:38 A

Hi! Here's the deal- I was born with some issue in my left knee and when I was 6 I had surgery. It has bothered me throughout the years. So last July I was doing Power 90 and I injured my knee while doing lunges/ squats. It didn't hurt at the moment, but I could feel something was "wrong" so I stopped doing the workout. Well, within about 5 hours I was in significant pain. So much, that I went in to see my Dr. He said everything is fine, if you're not better in 6-8 weeks come back. Well, I wasn't better in 8 weeks so I went back and he again said I'm fine. The knee joint feels stable and I probably just "agitated" my knee. His advice was to not do anything where my knee is bent and I'm putting weight on it. lunges or squats at all. I tried to find an alternative, and what I found were my stairs! I put one leg on the floor, and the other on the 2 or 3rd step. I bend my front leg, making sure my knee doesn't go beyond my ankle, and it's a nice little modified lunge. Well, as of this morning, my knee started popping while I was doing that. That is bad. It doesn't hurt now, but I have no idea if this is going to hurt in a few hours. Is there anything else I can do? How do I work those muscles without doing the lunges or squats? Would walking up and down the stairs get the same benefits (or something close)??? I really want to continue my workouts and make progress, but my silly knee is wussing out. Help? Thanks!

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