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11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

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SALTYCHOCOLATE

9/25/2010 8:00:17 AM

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Excellent information. Many knee problems can be attributed to or exacerbated by week quads, hammies, abductors and adductors.

LOVE360G1

9/25/2010 6:35:26 AM

All this is great, some I still do, but the next day I am lucky to be able to move. Cheryl

MARCO2010

9/25/2010 4:14:56 AM

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In general, it's a great idea. The only problem I see is that the stretches they are doing are fairly outdated and ineffective. A much better idea would be to get instruction from a therapist who is trained in Active Isolated stretching or AIS. Here's an example of one of the flaws. First, the muscle fights the stretch after 2 seconds. Hold the stretch for two seconds and release. Do ten reps. You'll get a lot farther. Next, we never stretch a mucle under a load. We stretch relaxed muscles. Otherwise, it's like the body sending a signal to the muscle to contract, and trying to lengthen it at the same time. In generaly, stretching will help. We have helped thousands of people with knee pain at our clinic & spa. http://www.planetmassage.com/active_isolat
ed_stretching

GRANPATTIE

8/28/2010 7:28:03 AM

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These exercises should certainly help me. I have bad arthritis in my knees and it has greatly limited my activities. I knew some of these exercises, some are new, but I'm going to work on them. Sometimes, and who knows why, we stop doing things along the way. After this reminder, I'm going to start them again. Thanks!

ROSALINABELLA

7/25/2010 5:16:48 PM

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i tore something in my nee at work had ex rays, babied it is ok, i loved yoga and walkiigf and running, i have an ellipteca. i nw0red through it, pain pills last thhreee houre, release no restrctions. seemed beetter but normal activity and lifting at work ruined progress

pain level up again. Advice?

SOFT_VAL67

7/24/2010 10:58:43 AM

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i had arthroscopic knee surgery 3 weeks ago for a torn meniscus and i have been doing alot of these in my physical therapy, they are really helping and have decided to purchase a recumbant bike because it is helping me so much.

LEANDER_HERO

7/14/2010 11:32:29 AM

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I'm definitely going to be doing these. My knees don't necessarily hurt, but they crunch and crack a lot, and they've always been kinda weak. And I'm only 23! Hopefully this will strengthen them.

SVOONE

6/22/2010 1:32:12 AM

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Actually going through a lot of knee pain for the last month and a half. Dr. says that it is arthritis and gave me meds. They are not working!!! This is my second time with knee pain. Theraphy helped the first time, I could remember any of the exercises, so I am grateful for these. I think this will help me get back on my feet where I can really workout. Right now confined to siting only and that is making me fatter.

LILYSHINE

5/16/2010 7:18:13 PM

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I have had surgery on both of my knees and the left one twice. I have no cartilage in either knee. These exercises will help me regain strength in the left one.
Thanks

DBCLARINET

3/28/2010 1:08:00 PM

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I'm really glad to see that biking is a good exercise -- it's one of my preferred forms of cardio! I fell down the stairs of a double-decker bus when I was in high school and really bashed up the soft tissue in my left knee. I didn't break the joint or anything, but I experienced pain and stiffness for a long time afterward, enough so that I've always been wary of what's going to happen with that knee as I get older. Good to know that my favorite cardio is helping prevent knee surgery!

TX_WILDHEART

3/25/2010 11:39:30 AM

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actually Im home right now, after surgery to repair ACL, PCL, torn menenisscus. During surgery they realized my kneecap had been pulled away and Im immobilized for 3 weeks. This article is perfect timing - but would appreciate some pics to go with the descriptions. I get to start PT in two more weeks.. but its a loong time to wait. Any more articles are appreciated. Once more, my SP shines!
Rhonda

LYNMARI

3/25/2010 10:11:05 AM

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Thank you so much! I also am having some problems with my knees. I'm going to start doing these exercises today.

KBNEWSPARK

3/25/2010 9:30:17 AM

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Just had knee surgery. I know I can accomplish these exercises for continued knee recovery.

MEZAMPINI

3/24/2010 11:11:44 PM

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yes pleas we need a demo video for these

TRAVELERNO

3/24/2010 10:53:41 PM

I have been looking for exercises to help my knees that have started aching .

Thank you

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