You might also check with your insurance carrier to see if they would pay for some physical therapy. That might help get you started. I am in need of a double knee surgery. I did 8 weeks of PT and we worked primarily on my ability to stand and balance. I didn't think at first it was of much benefit, but I stuck with it and it truly helped me.
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My first suggestion would be to go to www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_ co nditions.asp?condition=11 this is the osteoarthritis center on sparkpeople. There is an article about managing symptoms with exercise. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness _a rticles.asp?id=363 This is an exercise article regarding 11 exercises that help knee pain. I use an exercise show on TV called "Sit and be Fit" and I would also suggest using the web search on top of the page. It will give you a ample list of suggestions sparkpeople and others. My orthopedic physician says that I have the body of a 79 year old in a 59 year old. He says that I need replacement surgery for my right knee and my right shoulder. I am taking a pole walking class. It takes the pressure off your knees and strengthens your biceps. I have a water class that strengthens your muscles and an hour long low impact arthritis class. Are you new to the team? If so, welcome!
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I cannot find any good exercise DVDs for low impact exercise. I need chair exercise that works. I need knee replacements, but cannot afford them yet. But I need to loose weight in order to have the surgery. Walking and bicycling hurt way to much to endure the pain for more the 5 minutes. Water exercise is out because i cannot go up and down the steps of the pool. Any advice?
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