I would also suggest that people with knee pain get a regular massage, at least once a month, more if you are very active (a runner, cyclist etc). Keeping the surrounding muscles of the legs loose and flexible goes a long way to helping knee pain. Also use a form roller on your IT bands on the sides of your thighs, this also helps to keep knee pain away. Very painful but quite effective.
6/6/2013 9:16:41 AM
question: the left side of my right knee is bone to bone. will these exercises help me with the constant pain in my right knee? thank you
6/6/2013 8:03:10 AM
mmmmm. thAnks to all for advice, it is true that regular is best, slow is essential and not pushing too hard or being competitive either....I just have to go as far as my knees say........ thanks for info. on sites - I will peruse at my leisure, and with pleasure and i am a poet and I did not know it!
6/6/2013 7:50:16 AM
sometimes in bed - heart rest....post asthma attacks etc. so knees do get more stiff at those times, just coming out of scare and up gingerly - knees are very stiff and painful so I have joined in some of the wonderful chair exercises today, not too much - these are the sort of thing to build on slowly i think? All tips gratefully read and tried out carefully. Over-exercising causes mayhem too - the trick is to find my happy medium - weather etc. changes things - bit of a juggle but still walk with stick now though (falls) and just keep on going eh!
If I neglect lunges & squats for a week or more, my left knee especially starts hurting as I go down stairs. It's amazing how the pain goes away shortly after I return to regular lunges & squats! I'm nearly 59 & SO thankful to be able to address the problem through exercise.
These stretches and exercises look great and I'm excited to try some of them. I suffer from knee paina and have had surgery on my knee twice. I cannot use the stationary bike (or elliptical) without experiencing severe knee pain. A trainer recommended using an arc trainer at the gym because it does not force the knee to rotate. If your gym has one, it's an excellent way to get in some low impact, pain-free cardio.
3/21/2013 9:13:36 PM
These are a lot of great exercises. Thanks. I think it also helps to be able to see the exercise instead of just reading about it. Here's a great video that also demonstrates a few of these exercises: http://youtu.be/Qv9XGskry4M
When researching knee pain I found an interesting video on how foot alignment can affect the knees. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe r_embedded&v=qYLMO7jObug
This led me to do further research and I was able to find the website with all kinds of information on how fixing the problem in my feet can help my knees. http://hyprocure.com/what-is-talotarsal-di slocation/symptoms-secondary-condition s/common-secondary-conditions/knee-pain/
9/4/2012 8:26:17 AM
Invalids and seniors can benefit greatly from exercises that strengthen the knees. This is because they tend to remain immobile for long periods of time. When the body remains inactive for long periods of time it loses its balance, flexibility and strength. Gaining muscles in the body can take quite some time but losing them occurs much faster than most people realize. Simple knee strengthening exercise can greatly improve the flexibility of the knees for these two groups of people.
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