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BECONSISTENT SparkPoints: (151,195)
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11/2/12 1:33 P

+1 on the Doctor first.

BBALLARD77 SparkPoints: (13,663)
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11/2/12 12:32 P

u do have to listen to ur body....but u also need to move. doing a little can lead to a lot.

DEEPINTHEWELL SparkPoints: (2,398)
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11/1/12 7:20 A

Okay, get up when you read this and find Paul Eugene on Youtube. And try one of the seated aerobics workouts. They get me in a sweat and I burn 100 calories for every 10 minutes. You don't have to use the knee that hurts, either.

Please don't give up because of knee pain. As someone who has prearthritis and battles chronic pain in my back, hips, knees and ankles, I struggle with the idea of working out every day. For now, I've set a goal of 10 minutes 5 days a week. But I have been told that working out (carefully) can actually strengthen those joints that are in chronic pain.

And of course, if it's acute pain, make sure to see your doctor.

But - above all, you CAN do it! I'm rooting for you!

Edited by: DEEPINTHEWELL at: 11/1/2012 (07:21)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
11/1/12 7:15 A

NancyPat hits it.
Hope you take her advise.
Also - see your Doctor

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 48,889
10/31/12 6:57 P

Okay, you asked for someone to say - GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND JUST DO IT - There, it has been said now.

Now, the knee pain that I experienced with arthritis came on suddenly and was totally crippling - I did not want to exercise, walk up or down stairs, or go ANYWHERE. I understand the benefits of exercise and now I have found that the pool and especially the therapy pool make the pain much less. I figure it is as much therapy/medical treatment as exercise since it helps so much.

Chair exercises are another option - there are a lot of things you can do while seated and without increasing the pain.

At the risk of being shot at dawn for the heretical viewpoint, I am going to make the final suggestion - not sarcastically or rudely, but in all seriousness. You DO NOT HAVE TO DO EXERCISE in order to lose weight - it is a MINOR part of the weight loss equation, only about 20%. EXERCISE IS A MAJOR PART OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, but although exercise is GOOD for you, it is NOT necessarily the thing you NEED to do as a first step or even a fifteenth step toward a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. There are dozens of thing tat are ALSO good for you and that might eventually be part of your healthy lifestyle. There are a LOT of other things that are good for me but that I will NEVER do.

Exercise IF you can, IF you choose to, and IF you find something that will work for you.

DO NOT EXERCISE IF you do NOT choose to, IF it hurts and makes you miserable, or you cannot find anything that works for YOU.

This is NOT about suddenly becoming the PERFECT HEALTH MACHINE, but about IMPROVING YOUR life and YOUR health as best you can and in ways that YOU can live with and that you can commit to. All recommendations say that it is best to pick one or two things to START with and then maybe later on you will make MORE changes or maybe you will not. Either way, you can IMPROVE your life and it is interesting that small changes often make a BIG difference and encourage you to make MORE changes because you start seeing results.

DGEOGHEGAN Posts: 447
10/31/12 11:02 A

Definitely sounds like you are getting good advise here. You probably need to be talking to your doctor about the knee pain, and if depression is getting in the way of your major life functions you also need to discuss that with your doctor. Even if it's temporary he or she may be able to provide you with some options to help get you back on track.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 31,317
10/31/12 9:17 A

Have you discussed your knee pain with your doctor? If not, it would be a good idea to do so, so you can find a plan to help you move forward. You also don't have to do everything all at once, but start out small, perhaps start working on a plan to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and/or drinking at least 8 cups of water each day. Once you start doing something small like those things, you will start to feel great about reaching some of your goals and perhaps want to add on more goals for you to reach, including exercise. I'm not able to offer exercises for you to do with the knee pain since I am not a doctor and I don't know your health history, but talking with your doctor about that will allow you to find what exercises are better for you to do and easier on your knee. There are plenty of exercises though, that you can do from a seated position. You may want to check out the Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center for some tips: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19
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I hope your knee pain goes away soon!

Coach Denise

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,257
10/30/12 6:13 P

What does your doctor say about the knee pain?

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 10/30/2012 (18:13)
JELYBEAN1965 SparkPoints: (129)
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10/30/12 6:01 P

I have been feeling real depressed, I don't want to workout , eat right or anything. I'm also afraid to workout since my knee is giving me problems, stair I hate, going up or down them, can't get on my knee's at all and afraid of the pain. I really need some kind of support to help me get out of this rut i'm in and my hubby doesn't know how to help. If someone and to be really pushy and tell me to get off my rear and start to workout again and eat right... please help..

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