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11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

Need Pain-Free Knees? Start Here!

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RAINDROPS8

8/17/2008 7:37:47 PM

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Love the web site Thanks for sharing with us...i have such bad knee. I need to do this exercises.

TAURAKRISE

8/17/2008 3:56:50 PM

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I've listed some great exercises below, with pictures. Also, make sure to check the about.com Web site for some great lower-body stretches that you should ALWAYS do after you exercise your lower body:

http://exercise.about.com/library/bllowe
rbodyprogression.htm

KIMBERLEYKAY1

8/17/2008 6:28:59 AM

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I have an old knee injury that bothers me. I think this is something I need.

KITTYF54

8/12/2008 11:07:11 AM

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This article reminded me of a few exercises my PT had given me that I had forgotten. I'll be saving this one for future reference. Thanks

BKLYN57

8/3/2008 6:52:04 PM

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Sounds good going to start slow leave out floor exercises till I start to relieve stiffness in knees.Answered some were to start questions.

KOALA_BEAR

7/21/2008 7:12:22 AM

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There are also special formulas with MSM, chondrotin, and hylauronic complex that your body may be lacking as we age. These keeps the joints lubricated so they glide smoothly and it may be lacking in your diet or you just can't get enough from all the processed food. Try it and see. I like the liquid ones better than the capsules and some have all three in it. You can order a bottle from Puritan's Pride website for less than ten bucks with shipping etc.

RLANDRY3

7/15/2008 9:33:33 PM

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This was a good article, but I wish I could see a demo of the exercises.

ATHERIA

7/6/2008 1:54:20 PM

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It didn't answer the question about the need to lose weight before doing some of these exerciess. It's not good to really twist the knees hard and a person who is overweight is putting much more stress on their knees than a person who is of "normal" weight.

I know.. I have had three surgeries all to remove cartilage in my knees... I now have none and must be more careful than ever not to injure my knees.

STEPFANIER

6/27/2008 9:13:01 AM

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This is different from the quadriceps stretch you're thinking of. Jen's article aims to strengthen and stretch, so the text is correct. Coach Nicole has added stretching demos to the site. Check them out!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exer
cise_demos.asp?exercise_type=stretch

LARGECURD

6/27/2008 8:07:50 AM

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I'm sorry...not only would these exercises be easier to do with a visual, but the text instructions are far from clear. I'm especially confused with the quadriceps stretch. According to the description, you straighten your leg and hold. The quadricep is a knee extensor. To stretch it, you'd have to bend the knee, not straighten it. The hamstring stretch...I think I know the one they're trying to describe, but you'd never know it from their description!

JIBBIE49

6/17/2008 11:24:21 AM

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Great article.

LALITHA9

5/2/2008 6:10:18 PM

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I am 6 months since bilateral knee surgery.Doing Ok,except for stiffnes walk slowly do water exercise 3 times a week and just started Pilates.Anybody in the same boat.

SUSHMI

3/25/2008 2:26:03 PM

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I had knee arthroscopy 2 years back and it is the exercising that keeps me going. Nothing excessive but being regular is the key for me. Just trying it out while reading the article made me feel they will work for me. Thanks!

CELTICMELODY

3/24/2008 11:36:09 AM

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Pool walking or water aerobics are good alternatives too.

VENUS44

3/23/2008 9:23:19 PM

When SparkPeople talks about knee issues, is this in response to knee pain? Or is it also in response to crunching? I ask because my knees have been crunching (loud enough to hear) when I walk down stairs (climbing up isn't as bad). Fortunately, there's no pain involved, but it's very uncomfortable all the same, in an "ugh, why are my knees making this weird sound" kind of way. Also, if I'm seated and put my hand on my kneecap as I raise and lower my leg, I can feel all kinds of ... well, crunching. Although I haven't run in almost five years, I was hoping to get back to it this spring. However, the crunching has me worried -- I don't want to do serious damage. BTW, I could stand to lose about 30 pounds. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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