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11 Strengthening Exercises that Help Decrease Knee Pain

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  • SUSANFH
    A video is necessary, I'm afraid I will do them improperly, which could be worse than not doing them at all. - 9/25/2009 7:08:08 AM
  • HILARYEASTON1
    I would like to reiterate what other have said about illustrations - I cannot work out how to do these exercises from the descriptions! - 9/25/2009 3:56:28 AM
  • ROBINPIERI
    I could really use a video demo of these exercises. They sound great though! - 9/11/2009 10:34:27 AM
  • I agree the pictures would be very helpful. - 8/29/2009 12:57:10 PM
  • I wish this very helpful article would be illustrated with pictures of the exercises.
    I would ask the author to rewrite and post it accordingly.
    Thanks! - 8/16/2009 8:45:46 AM
  • Wow! Talk about good timing! I've decreased my exercises to allow my knee to heal and still it hurts alot every day no matter what I do so obviously I am needing special exercises for my knees. Thanks, SparkPeople for being one step ahead of us. Now to try these exercises that some are having difficulty following... - 6/10/2009 8:28:54 PM
  • This is great! I have been having problems with my knees for the last couple of weeks and try to avoid lunges as that can REALLY cause pain. I will try these excercises in hopes of buidling stronger muscles in and around the knee.

    I love to walk and if I couldn't do that.....aggghhh! - 6/10/2009 12:14:08 PM
  • KAY287
    Appreciated this article. My kneecap hasn't been tracking properly for the past six months. Massage and physio therapy have helped but I need to constantly exercise to increase strength. The exercises in your article can be done anywhere at anytime. As I'm working full time this gives me the flexibility of exercising even at the office. It is important to be informed about osteoarthritis but one "specialist" simply told me diet, exercise, get a cane and come back in two years when it gets worse. Not very helpful and no guidelines on how to accomplish this. Thanks to Spark People for keeping us informed! - 6/5/2009 3:00:24 PM
  • See, I'm not the only one who couldn't understand those directions! GAW! - 4/7/2009 10:19:29 AM
  • I'm afraid that I have to say that I do have lost of knee pain. And as much as I like the knee stretches and exercises, whoever wrote those directions needs to get help, cause I did not understand them! - 4/7/2009 10:18:30 AM
  • VICKY50
    I have had 5 knee surguries and all your excercises add stree to the knee. Lunges, extensions, squats.... a lot of strees on the knee. How about something less stressful on the knee? - 4/3/2009 7:59:43 PM
  • I can't even walk for 20 minutes without ending up with pain in my knee. I fell on it last year and now that I am exercising I am in so much pain, and realise something is really wrong.

    46 and I can't walk normal? I loved doing the day 1 cardio work out but I can't do it anymore. Reading the tips I am not sure I am doing it right, to be honest I do not think so so I agree with the rest , please show us at least some pics how to do it properly.
    and I am going to make an appointment with the doctor first. :) - 3/29/2009 1:22:57 PM
  • My legs are very strong but, The more I workout the more my knees hurt at night. I don't get it. I do elliptical 3 times a week, I used to do the spinning class twice a week, I stopped the spinning class after my knees started having burning sensation at night sleeping.
    Elliptical is my favorite type of cardio excercise but Elliptical is NOT low impact at all. I have first hand experience, I love getting a great work out at the expense of hurting my knees, i know i should stop it, i just enjoy it too much. - 3/26/2009 7:25:43 PM
  • MAPGIRL7
    Definitely need visual demonstrations for the knee exercises ... that would be a great help! - 3/26/2009 10:32:47 AM
  • I agree with other posters that visual demonstrations would be nice. Just as with all the other spark exercises on the website. Putting them in a mini spark video would be nice too. All of them together in one little video would be super convenient. - 3/24/2009 8:41:14 PM

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