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  • I have bad knees and I really cannot do these exercises right now.
  • I modify. I have bad knees
  • I have a knee injury and I was told specifically NOT to do lunges and squats. I would be careful if you have an injury or do not exercise regularly or are overweight. Some of these may actually damage your knees.
  • As a nurse who worked in orthopedics for a year I would be careful starting an exercise program like this without getting an okay from a doctor first.
  • Lunges and squats are usually not good if you're actually having knee pain, or have had any kind of knee surgery. To strengthen the muscles around the knee it is likely better to do leg extensions, curls and adduction and abduction exercises (that's probably not the right word, I doubt that you want your knee kidnapped, lol). I had a minuscus tear and surgery in Sept and have been rehabbing my knee ever since. These are the exercises I've finally been released to do at the moment. Obviously everyone has different situations, so I would recommend that you talk to your doctor before further aggravating a joint.
  • I am in the same boat with the knee injury. I still try to do the things like lunges and squats just modify them a little. I do as many reps as I can take. It might hurt to walk after my workout, but I feel babying my knee has also made it very weak. I'll see how things work out after a couple of weeks. Maybe my knee will get stronger to where it won't hurt as bad. Or it could get worse. Only time will tell.
  • YAYA179
    Thank you for this very importante informaction.
  • I am just beginning to exercise after left knee 40% meniscus removal and one of the things that is hard on the knees are the squats and lunges. If you have knee problems ask your doctor first otherwise you could be injuring your knees further. I was told I will never squat again but I can find ways around that. Also heavy lifting will cause bad knees to get worse. Just can't take all articals at face value.
    I need to lose weight but I eat a lot of my husbands snacks plus I eat a lot of yogurt and cranberries and bananas I cant do a lot of thing because of my back I have a degenerative back disc and I get axienty serve attacks on foods drinks I drink a lot of cranberry juices every day I cant lift anything pass two pounds my husband takes the laundry down stairs and brings it back up when done walking one block hurts my hips I don't work I use to weigh 135 7 yrs ago have too much stress when I cook meals I only cook enough for my husband I give him my half for his lunch for work but I all do eat is lots of cranberrys and bananas and yogurts though the day and when I am bored I usally eat my husband snacks
  • Save the article will go back and use it. I have a problem with my left knee it gives out on me sometimes.
  • I'm curious about the lunges and squats for knee pain....I understand the need to strengthen the muscles but I have heard that these exercises can aggravate bad knees. I definitely need to help in this area so if lunges and squats are okay, I am up for it!
  • We need to get away from the NO PAIN NO GAIN mentality that they teach us about exercise. Pain and soreness are quite different. If its pain, then something is wrong.
  • Thanks so much for this article! I was just about to do a search for 'knee pain' - but I didn't have to. Saving this article to reference these exercises frequently!
  • I did over an hour yesterday on the treadmill. Now my lower leg hurts. :(
  • I agree with CJNKATHYG. My low back is such that if I started with exercises like the one with the swiss ball I wouldn't be able to walk after that - it would wreck my back for at least a week maybe longer!! Even the first one if I lifted my leg back too far it would put my back in spasm. I have to be soooo careful. The cat stretch (stretching back on hands and knees) suits me best and one knee at a time to my chest. I can also do very light cardio sessions.

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