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As someone with chronic knee pain (10 years or so and I'm only 26..) due to the way my knee caps move i was told by my drs recently to avoid anything with lunges, squats, inclines and steps.. i was sad that that meant i pretty much had to stop using the active however my pain started long before the wii existed or even knew what a squat or lunge was
I mentioned to him that i have a wii and he laughed and said that he sees soo many people with 'wii knees' so it sounds like this is a common injury
i'm not sure if this is helpful or just added info.. i hope you are able to find a solution that isn't surgery like mine
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If it's a heavy knee day like squats, lunges, back lunge kick ups and running. I'll take it easier on my squats and lunges and not go as far down into them.
Goal 1 - 185 4/13/10 184.1
Goal 2 - 180 4/19/10 179.9
Goal 3 - 175 4/30/10 174.4
Goal 4 - 170 - 168.8 5/26/10....finally!!!
Goal 5 - 165 - 6/16/10
Goal 6 - 160
Goal 7 - 155 (my 'ideal' weight)
Goal 8 - 150
Goal 9 - 145 (my Wii recommended weight)
Are you wearing shoes? Sometimes knee pain can be from not having the right foot support. Also the higher impact exercises( jumps, etc.) can put more stress on knees. Pam
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
I agree with making sure that your knees are aligned with your feet and they do not go past your feet. For me, my knees starting hurting from the beginning ( Ihave had knee surgery)so I iced them a couple a times a day for the first week or so. Then my knees strengthened and when I had to take three weeks off due to my back problems, my knees started hurting from NOT exercing them. Iced them again. Once I got back all is well.
To sum it up,LOL, check form and ice your knees between sessions.
With lunges-it's easy to put extra stress on your knees IF done incorrectly. The knee should not go farther than the toes... I slow down on the my lunges to make sure I'm doing them correctly.
maybe someone else has other suggestions?
Blessings towards all our journeys.
Am I doing something wrong? There are a lot of lower body workout. Maybe I'm positioned incorrectly while lunging.