If you are old enough, and have the right insurance, you can join Silver Slippers at Bali's, or most any of the exercise places that have a pool. Silver Slippers give you free access to their senior water exercise programs. If you qualify, check your insurance, and let your fingers do the walking. Fran
I can understand your problem. I have had "trick" knees since I was very young. Dr said I should have not been playing football with the boys. LOL and then in my early 20's I had a car accident which "popped" both out of place again. They put them back in place and I have been okay but arthritis set in early and I no longer have much if any cushining between the bones. I can't do any weight barring exercises and the weather effects them bad. I have found that chair exercises and some walking do the best for me. The walking is of course depending on the weather. Some days I can do much walking. I too have about 100 pounds to lose. You just have to build up the strength in your knees. Start by walking out your driveway and back or to your nieghbors and back.
Fran is right in that water exercises would be good also.
BE careful with your knee, but find ways to move. There are plenty of things that you can do to move and exercise without much if any strain on your knee. Have you checked out any of the spark related workouts to see what might help you?
the knee, i was 19 when i dislocated it for the first time it went back in place on its own. Got a bunch of therapy and it got better and i didn't have too bad of a time for quite some time. shortly after i turned 30 i dislocated it a second time in 1992 ish Remembers the doc pulling the leg and putting it back in place. did not recover from that as fast or as well. must have had something to do with being 10-12 years older than the first time around. 1998 the knee got strained again not a full dislocate but not weight bearing anymore either was carrying more excess weight from quitting smoking. and the knee just couldn't take anymore abuse. so i got an ACL replaced, most of the meniscus and some arthritis removed so the knee is rubbing bone on bone since then. didn't really notice that the knee was a problem until i tried to start working out and exercising. the dr who did the surgery did a fantastic job the knee is really holding up beyond expectations. had a check up when i did something and thought i shifted the work the dr did but dr said the knee was stronger than when he released me. i have been good since then. except for this darn weight problem. really needs to lose 100 pounds it is trickling off so i wont complain as long as it is not coming back either.
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