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8/19/17 12:28 A



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As a former First Responder, a Massage Therapist should only come after injury has been ruled out, and for that you need a qualified Practitioner, i.e. Dr.

Massage at the wrong time can cause more problems. Having said that, yes, they ARE a good option at times - after the go-ahead by Dr/Physiotherapist.

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8/18/17 1:02 P

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Go to the doc first and then to PT - tightness in your legs may be the sign of something else especially if it results in knee pain. A message is always a nice thing but my best recommend on that is to get it done at PT if you have a problem. PT is usually covered by insurance. Message therapy is not ... and most have a routine that they like to do ...

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8/18/17 11:21 A

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Checking with a physical therapist or doctor is good advice, but I'd also recommend looking for a licensed massage therapist. If it is really tightness that is the problem, a therapeutic massage will do wonder for you! I used to really struggle with back pain and migraines (both of which I later learned were caused by muscle tighteness) - I started getting regular massages and now very rarely have problems with either! Yoga and regular stretching is also very important. Google youtube videos of restorative yoga.



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8/18/17 11:19 A

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See your physician. Ask for help. She may be able to direct you to a medically based gym that can offer solutiions.

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" Can anyone direct me to stretches or a way to lessen the pain."
Schedule an appointment, before they get worse.

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8/9/17 6:28 A



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SKMMOM16,

Have you had problems with your knees before ? Did you recently change your workout routine or increase intensity ? High impact exercises can be very hard on a person's joints. Does the workout you're currently doing include things like jumping jacks, lunges, squats, jump squats ? A squat or lunge done with improper form can cause a lot of stress on our knees. So, one possible cause could be that you're doing exercises which are too high impact (a lot of jumping) or you may be doing exercises with incorrect form.

There are yoga stretches you could do, but first we need to find out what is causing the discomfort. you have to be careful with stretching. some stretches can help. some can hurt.

Also, what are you wearing for shoes when you work out ? Wearing old shoes that have lost their support will cause all sorts of problems with your ankles, knees, hips and feet. When working out, a person should wear proper shoes. What are you wearing for footwear ? If you're wearing old shoes, it's time to be fitted for a decent pair of workout shoes.

You have to be very careful with your knees. One injury can cause a life time of misery. And I can vouch for that.


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In my opinion it would be worth a check out with your doctor....

I had a 'nice routine' given to me at one gym..and was checked out on doing it right. About two to three weeks into it, my knees were killing me. In my particular situation, I developed what they call "patellar femoral pain syndrome". Turns out my kneecap and femur weren't "quite aligned". The added stress of doing knee lifts with a bar over my ankles on one of the gym machines aggravated it.... The fix was a) STOP doing those! b) my doctor gave me a knee brace (that did nada-nothing...) and 2 months later, I finally ended up with a great physical therapist who showed me how to tape it for stabilization...AND how to build up the muscles/tendons to hold said kneecap where it belonged. Problem solved.

Wishing you all the best,
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Have you recently started working out? If so it may be that you are either doing too much OR doing what you are incorrectly.

i would be inclined to be checked to see if there is something physical with them, and/or to be shown how to do the exercises safely.

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Need your help. My legs are tight and my knees are very sore. I'm in a good rhythm with my workouts. Don't want to stop or give up. Can anyone direct me to stretches or a way to lessen the pain. Thank you.

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