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1/6/13 8:43 P

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Good luck.

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1/5/13 9:12 P

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You should def. see your Dr.
I found out my sore knees were from arthritus and little padding left between the joints.
I'm on a no jumping or deep bending at this time
Also a great pair of shoes helps too

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1/4/13 2:41 P

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Another great item to try for those of us with the bad knees is drinking 100% concord grape juice. Even just 4 ounces a day is helpful. it has to be the concord grapes and not mixed with any other juice. Welches is one brand but I know there is another one out there as well.

I fully agree with visiting with your MD but also maybe meeting with or speaking with a personal trainer (if you can afford to) or trying the motifications is best until you build up some strength. One of my motivators of losing the weight is my mom was not even 50 years old when she had both knees replaced, as well as many of my extended family from that side.

Ice and elevation is wonderful after a workout. You can also try using some Tiger Balm or IcyHot on the knees as well. There have been times when I apply it before the workout to help losen the muscles before I start to move them.

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1/4/13 2:17 P

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I called my doctor to set up an appointment. I will keep moving and icing my knees when needed. Thanks for all your support. I'm going to try the sitting routine you suggested tonight when I get home.

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1/4/13 1:36 P

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I love all the advice you all have. What a great team. It make me feel good know when someone is going through something that the is compassion from you all. Keep up the good work. You all are very special people. emoticon

We have a choice on how we live and mine is to think positive
Yesterday is past , tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

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1/4/13 1:35 P

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I can relate. I started the Virtual 5K training program in the early fall, and was sidelined by my swollen knee. Turns out, I have a torn meniscus and arthritis. I saw a sports doctor right away, and yes I did stop. I am not having surgery, I am choosing to live w/ it. Which lots of folks do. and I have some Rx medicine, but I'm not going to use it. Advil usually works just fine. So, yes you should see a doctor. Just to be safe. and know what's going on w/ your body. BUT--having said that, I am now icing my knee (as most athletes do, even in pro sports) after every workout. A pain in the neck, but it's my "reward" after doing a cardio session. I fill a ziplock baggie half way w/ ice, sit w/ it on my knee, and put a big blanket over myself to keep warm, then I veg out and watch some mindless TV! :-) Ice helps tremendously!! and my doc. said that exercises w/ a more "circular" motion would be best. Like stationary bike, or elliptical that is smooth and has a circular motion (not like a stair stepper). So, that's what I'm doing. I hope you find the right solution for you. Try the ice as a first step!

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1/4/13 11:43 A

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im not a physical therepist, but mine gave me a bunch of range of motion stetches for my hips
shins and calves. It helps me a lot esp with running.

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1/4/13 11:34 A

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Hmarto, what dosage of glucosamine did you find that works? Did it have the chrodritine with it also? I have taken it in the past and should get back on it. I feel like a 100 year old lately. The chemo is really effecting my joints mainly my knees.


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1/4/13 10:28 A

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I can relate to knees that sound like they have Rice Krispies in them. I was having to walk up stairs sideways or kind of bear crawl up them at one point. I am not a "pill" person, but found that taking glucosamine really helped my knees and probably other joints as well.

I did quit taking it for a while, once I felt better, but am starting to take it again as my right knee is causing me a lot of pain, that isn't due to exercise.



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1/4/13 6:18 A

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1/4/13 6:15 A

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Ask the Dr. for some knee exercises to strengthen the areas around the knees. . It helped me when I was running on hard ground!

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1/4/13 5:03 A

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I agree with RSB in that you should make sure that your Doc gives you the ok for the higher impact workouts. In the meantime, you can do the chair exercises and use modified versions of the video workouts. For the walking, I would suggest getting those knee protectors you can get at the Walgreens (CSV, etc) to help support them until you are able to build up some more strength in them. Look up knee exercises as well.

Good luck and don't give up or give in - just modify. You can do this!
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1/4/13 3:57 A

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Hi Dlahham! I think that it is really important to get the go-ahead from your doctor or physio before starting any rigorous sort of training program. If your knees are sore and swollen, perhaps you should see someone before you start the program.
Being the new year, you are probably really keen to get going, but you don't want to do any damage to yourself. Sometimes I have to forgo the high impact exercises due to an existing injury so I do low impact exercise. I use an exercise bike, do Pilates, and swim (I'm in Aus, so it's definitely hot enough!). But I think it's most important to get the ok from your GP first. They know much more than I do! I hope that helps. Good luck!

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1/4/13 12:53 A

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I know how you feel mt knees are shot also. I like the chair exercise at lest I am moving some days that all I can do. Get better and we will see you soon. Keep up the good work emoticon

We have a choice on how we live and mine is to think positive
Yesterday is past , tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

I have to get to this goal by July 1


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1/4/13 12:28 A

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I would suggest to rest but do not give up. When I did the video my knees sounded like Rice Krispies. Once we get some weight off our knees will benefit. Trying icing your knees then use the heating pad. Good luck!!

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1/4/13 12:21 A

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I am very out of shape and my knees are sore and swollen after my walk and video workout. I do not want to stop but wonder if I should be doing something differently any suggestions?

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