I appreciated this article, I have already had my right knee totally replaced at age 49. I am working hard now to keep the original left one. I do feel that now that I have started working out and doing weight baring exercising, like walking on a treadmill and step ups. I already feel that I can move a lot easier.
8/2/2011 6:16:28 AM
No one has commented on this article in a while, so I thought I'd put this out there:
The only exercise that I can find listed in the strength trainer is Step-Ups, unless the other exercises (and stretches) are listed under different names. That said, it would be really helpful to have demos of these exercises and stretches, and even *more* helpful to have a simple way to add them to training en mass. Would this be possible?
Great article - I have had two knee surgeries, but only experience pain/stiffness when I take breaks from exercising. Good for people to know that exercising helps, doesn't hinder. Also - running is great for my knees!
Loved the article and have started doing some of the suggested exercises. I wish the exercises were listed in the Fitness Tracker Strength Training so I could track them. The only one I found was the Step-Ups.
My left knee was injured several years ago and I tend to experience pain during some of my more strenuous workouts. This article has provided me with some ideas on how to continue my workouts without stressing my knee.
Glad to see some suggestions for improving knee-strength. After running my 1st 1/2 Marathon, the knees were the only trouble spot. I'll gladly try these out in preparation for the next big race this summer.
I'm glad I found this article. For some reason, in the last week my knees have been giving me pain when I walk up stairs or even get in or out of a chair. They were weak before I started having pain so I think it is just being overweight and out of shape that is the problem. I was looking for something to help strengthen them.
Wow. It's amazing that so many people have problems with their knees. While I agree that stronger muscles around the knee could probably be helpful, it would be equally helpful to have comments from a physical therapist. We definitely don't want to make our situation any worse than what it is. I've also learned that our knees have good and bad days - so we have to go with the flow and maximize the strong days.
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