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RIET69
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2/5/13 11:33 A

I would say don't run with a bad knee. You could totally wreck it. I was doing Curves with a bad knee and my doctor suggested that I walk and swim. I do that now.



BRYANTS1
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2/5/13 11:21 A

I used to always walk and jog outside with no problems. Ever since i started using my treadmill, I have had some pain in my knee.



ONTHEPATH2
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2/5/13 11:18 A

When our body say ouch! It is telling us something. I recently had knee surgery - torn meniscus and mcl. Knee said ouch - I said don't be wimp push through the pain - until I couldn't any more. Ended up sidelined with knee surgery. Listen to your body. I know it sucks. I gave up the treadmill and have taken up spinning. Try something new that doesn't cause pain! :-)



PITUFA2471
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2/5/13 11:11 A

I'm done running had knee replacement on my left and waiting to do my right



-BENI-
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2/5/13 10:47 A

No more running for this girl. Those days are gone.
Walking is now it and that's to be done carefully.




MYUTMOST4HIM
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2/5/13 10:45 A

I had to get a cortizone shot in my knee. Then the dr told me to go walk in a pool - not swim, walk!!! It did the trick. It strengthened my knee and I am back to my workouts



AKATHLEEN54
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2/5/13 10:11 A

All good advice. I too think you should not think of being on a diet. Just switch you eating habits so that you are eating more healthful foods Additionally, I have always felt the urge to run but everytime I do my knees hurt (arthritis) but some other exercise videos don't seem to bother by knees. Also somebody mentioned trying upper body cardio. You will still be burning calories so give it a try. Maybe you'll find some other kind of exercise you didn't even know you liked!! emoticon



ERICREH
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2/5/13 8:52 A

Perhaps running on a soft surface will be better, treadmil running always made my knees hurt.



NIRERIN
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2/5/13 8:33 A

ask your doctor. if you can't run, they should be able to give you some suggestions for other ways that you could be active and not further hurt your knee like swimming]. they should also have some physical therapy type exercises that can help strengthen or reduce stress on your knee. and if you can run, they should be able to give you guidelines for where to limit it and when to stop and what you really need to be watching out for.



GEVANS7
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2/5/13 7:50 A

I had to completely stop using my treadmill because of knee problems and operation. I use the recumbant bike now and take walks and can even zumba. It was a long road back. Unfortunately, on doctor's orders - I can never use the treadmill again.

You will need to find a new path to cardio. I know how hard it is. baby steps. The key is not to give up exercise.



HEALTHY42MORROW
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1/29/13 7:08 A

So sorry about your knee. I love to exercise. it seems to complete me. I had to quit the treadmill for a few weeks due to hip pain. It's probably arthritis. I had an x-ray several years ago and it was starting then. I get into a mild depression when I can't exercise, causing me to eat more comfort foods. I started using the treadmill again yesterday and sure enough the hip pain came back. It's hard to lift the one leg when this happens. I'm afraid to get an x-ray now for fear of what I'll find out. Isn't that crazy?

My only advice to you would be, try not to think of it as dieting. If you stopped the treadmill you will simply have to eat less. This should keep you from gaining and will help with your weightloss.
Now, I need to follow this advice for myself. emoticon
Good luck to you..hope your knee gets better soon.



BLUENOSE63
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1/29/13 6:54 A

Do not run on a knee that hurts...get it checked out and go with what a Physio tells you to do to strengthen the knee and work slowly back into it through walking. When it hurts, stop and switch to a non impact exercise like swimming or cycling.



155HEREICOME
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1/29/13 1:33 A

You can still do cardio, w/o your knees, sit in chair and do resistance bands, weights, do boxing moves, upper cuts, jabs, etc. do it fast enough, its cardio, biggest loser, does that, when they cant walk, jog, etc. or go swimming, thats easy on the knees.



GA_SPICE
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1/29/13 1:00 A

Awh sorry to hear that and I hope your knee feels better soon! I'm having the same problem ...my knee is giving me trouble and I have been pushing through my 2 mile jog everyday but I have decided to stop until it starts to feel better. I know you said you don't like to diet but since your not working out for now just try to lower you carb intake a little and it might keep you from regaining the weight.



MANDYMCNURSE
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1/28/13 11:49 P

I was running 20 k a week and feeling fab. Still 46 lbs to my goal weight having lost 70 lbs. arthritic knee kicked in August haven't been on treadmill since and so afraid the weight will creep back. Have gained 8 lbs since running stopped. Desperate to start running again. What do u think? Don't do diets, exercise is the only thing that works for me, in fact the running reduced my appetite considerably. Thanks for the advice
Mandy



 
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