How to exercise your knee

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Avatar n tn It depends on what your goals are. If you want to simply loose weight with diet and aerobic exercise, then you are maintaining your heart rate at too high a rate: you should be aiming for 60-75% of your maximum heart rate, not 90%. If you want to build endurance than hoot for faster heart rates. You should exercise enough to loose the extra 50 pounds you have on, so that you avert the metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus which can develop as a direct consequence of being overweight.
Avatar n tn As with any new routine, be sure to ask your instructor how to adapt the movements to your condition. One key way that exercise helps reduce joint pain is by building muscle, which in turn helps take strain and pressure off the joints. Isometric exercises accomplish this by increasing muscle without moving the joint itself: Creating pressure by pushing your palms against each other is one example of an isometric exercise.
Avatar f tn It is very difficult to want to exercise when you get winded after two steps, but eventually she will be able to build her strength back up if she does just a little at a time. Do not let her get discouraged or feel she has to live up to outrageous expectations. Not everyone can do this and most don't so she will eventually be just fine either way. Take good care of yourself as that is important when you are taking care of someone else.
Avatar n tn At the same time I started having lots of liver pain which I have never had before (Have had this about 30 years, dx 3y.ago) Yiks. I didn;t know what to do, exercise or not. So, I still exercise and have talked with two different docs about it, but they didn't seem to think there was a relationship between exercise and raised alts,asts. I do. But, I feel so much better and the exercise keeps me from falling into a depression. Keep pumping the iron girl, we need to keep as strong as we can.
159619 tn?1538184537 The issue is that, if you are deconditioned or not in good shape your heart rate will jump up very quickly with little exercise and then you would say, oh I have reached goal heart rate but you really haven't exercise very many METS. Whereas, if it takes your heart rate longer to get up to 85% and you exercise 8-9 METS that is great and you are getting into better shape!!! Does that make sense? Your BP and cholesterol are excellent and I would continue to recommend the weight loss.
1159737 tn?1286520857 Ne thing where u exert will cause those pains..... I have been trying to figure out how to exercise as well bcuz I want and need to lose weight.....still looking for something bcuz it is much too cold outside for the pool.
1237562 tn?1360993180 Since cycling is a low impact exercise, it was easy for me to continue. I wouldn't suggest to suddenly start you because of trt since this new routine may not work for you. Don't be too surprised that as the weeks progress you may struggle to get motivated and feel enough energy to get out there. Some days you'll feel fine, others not so good. Take each day as it comes and don't beat yourself up if you need extra rest. Taking care of yourself is most important.
Avatar f tn It applies backward Pressure from 5 to 25 pounds adjustable to slowly stretch and bend your knee. You can achieve about 3° of stretch per week. You wear it while sitting and watching TV. The rental is about $200 a month and covered by most insurance companies. However after wearing it a couple of days I realized That you can achieve the same stretch while watching TV by resting your foot against an immovable object.
362249 tn?1441318618 Red2008 - I tore a ligament in my right knee about 4 years ago. Major Pain!!! I had to wear a knee brace for 6 weeks which I didn't do cause it impeded my work and the darn thing wouldn't stay on. Anyways they said if it didn't get better with the brace I would have to wear a cast for 6 weeks. I lied and said it felt fine lol. I still have some pain every now and then to this day. I imagine that I will need that cast or surgery in the future.
Avatar f tn I do have horse pill sized glucosemine but I haven't taken it regularly yet. I stretch and try to massage my legs often. What exercises should I do/keep doing, and how can I continue to protect myself?
Avatar n tn # 6 Target your adductors by lying on your side with the foot of your top leg on the ground behind the knee of your bottom leg. Perform leg lifts with your bottom leg, isolating the muscles of your inner thigh. Slowly lift your leg and lower it. Do not touch your leg to the ground in between repetitions. If you google the exercises above you should be able to see how they are performed.
Avatar n tn Include exercises for the back of your legs such as a leg curl. Stand facing a chair and then bend your knee to lift your foot behind your body and hold it still for three to five seconds. Lift and lower each foot eight to 10 times. Perform strength training every other day. Stretching the front and back or your leg to increase the flexibility in your knee. Perform stretching exercises at the end of your workout when your muscles are warm.
Avatar f tn Thankfully cerebral palsy is not a progressive disease. So, you can do any exercise that your body allows you to do. However, to prevent injuries, it is important to do the exercises correctly. The right technique, the right force, and the right time and effort is important. If you are overdoing in order to keep yourself fit, then also you will tire out. Also you need to drink adequate fluids and maintain your electrolyte balance while exercising.
Avatar f tn when they are injured or beginning to wear out they can be our biggest nightmare. Take care of your knee. in the long run you'll be glad you did. Good luck and please let us know how you are doing.
Avatar n tn Hi, this is a patient forum and I am a patient who tries to help others with arthritic conditions. If you really want to pose your question to a doctor return to the forums page and on the right hand side of the page you will see the Ask a Doctor forums. To get the most bang for your post, include what joints are hurting, how long they have hurt, whether or not they feel better with exercise, what things you have tried to make them feel better and whether or not they provided relief.
Avatar f tn There is controversy as to how helpful this supplement is in improving arthritic knee pain, but some patients do report benefit with long-term use. As you've had regular medical checkups and MRI without any findings, you may consider discussing with your doctor some next steps which may include: physical or occupational therapy, an exercise program, or wearing knee braces, to name a few.
Avatar f tn Hi, knee replacements typically last 15-20 years, and it also depends on your lifestyle as to how active you, which means how much stress you have placed your artificial knee under. Your weight, profession, age etc. also matter. I advise you to consult your orthopedic surgeon as a replacement may be needed.
627388 tn?1222201812 Multiple Sclerosis Exercise can help ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but it's important to take certain precautions if you want your exercise program to be successful. The most important thing to remember is to not overdo it. You may have heard the mottos "stretch till it hurts" or "feel the burn," but those approaches are counterproductive for people with MS.
5289415 tn?1391260841 Only a visit to the doctor for a full medical examination will be able to give you the correct answer and how to get it treated or a referral to the physiotherapist for advice and exercise to help alleviate your symtoms.
Avatar m tn Stay in touch with your doctor's office and let them know about your pain. Keep a thorough pain diary -- daily -- with multiple entries about pain levels, activities, medication, exercise, what makes pain better, worse, etc. Don't forget simple remedies like ice and elevation. You say that pain is "almost as bad" as it was -- this is good. The pain diary will show if your pain is decreasing slowly (it's difficult to remember what yesterdays pain was.
Avatar m tn How to Avoid Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected. In simpler terms, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Any injury to the knee can cause some swelling but that would subside within a week, if it is not subsiding and there is warmth and redness over the knee, then it should be brought to the notice of the orthopaedician. Traumatic injuries can also cause accumulation of either fluid or blood within the joint. For example, meniscus tears and ligament injuries can cause fluid to collect.
Avatar m tn You should not worry about the time you spent sitting down since most of us we have to sit down and remember at your age i had to sit down long time since I had to pass all my exams. In physical strength, especially competitive athlete you need to develop strength in different ways: One developing powerful muscles around the knees. You are looking at strength in the quadriceps, hamstrings, inner thighs and calves.
Avatar n tn i use a cheap ace brand knee brace that slips over my knee, and that seems to secure the knee a bit... any regimen suggestions until i see the doctor?
387767 tn?1345875627 I might have asked you more questions, but my only problem is that I can't do clinical examination. If you have to point with one finger area of pain where it would be? Your symptoms of knee not giving away or lock or catch suggests that ligament injury and meniscus injury are ruled out. The other symptom also suggests that it might be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis. It may occur in virtually any joint of the body.
963902 tn?1248365604 Just go for a diagnostic scan to see if everything is fine in the knee after the arthroscopy. If you have perfect results you would be fine in couple of weeks. You can also talk with your surgeon to start some physiotherapy. Take care!
1378884 tn?1315509445 I am starting to realize that my knees are the barometer for how my FT4 / FT3 levels. It's getting to the point where I may have to give up my Firefighting profession. But I guess it could be worse..
Avatar n tn Read your post about the manipulation on your knee. Did it help? I had one 6 wks after my surgery and I am able to bend to 121 with a struggle, but that's not my problem. If I'm on my knee more than 30 mins to an hour, I swell or just get real tight and it's difficult to walk. I can sit and bend and stretch it and it gets better, but the night pain is the worse. If I lay on my side, it seems to shift and the pain wakes me up. The doctor and therapist says this is normal and it will improve.