Osteoarthritis knee weight training

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1175033 tn?1492204828 You can walk, hike, bike, do low impact aerobic exercise, yoga (carefully - certain positions you'll want to avoid), tai chi, swim, light weight training, etc. You'll probably be told not to lift anything heavier than 20 or 30 pounds, and to be careful to avoid falls. After my hip surgeries, I think my toughest task was to remember not to cross my legs at the knee. :) When and if you have children, that'll be a bridge you cross when you come to it.
Avatar f tn I get the same in the right knee. If I kneel full weight on the knee it feels as if i've knelt on a sharp flint. Really thought I'd done just that the first time it happened. Pain is intense as long as I keep weight on it. Localised below and to right of patella. I can't trigger the pain by running or by moving the joint in any way although the area is slightly tender if I press it hard. There is no lump or indication of any foreign body under the skin.
Avatar f tn MRI says- severe bone bruising and bleeding, micro fractures of tibia, 2 complex menus all tears-anterior and posterior, grade2-3 cartilage thinning, fluid above knee and in knee behind patella, bathers cyst, ligament strain, some bone growth and early osteoarthritis. What the hell do I do- I am thinking lose weight, swim, take chondritin, glucosamine, vitamin c, see a knee surgeon... what I DONt want is a knee replacement. It is a bit stiff, swollen and aches.
Avatar m tn ) Water exercise, like Smith says, is also a great option, maybe something you can alternate with cycling as part of an overall fitness program. Very, very light weight training with something like a nautilus machine could be doable, as well, with your doctor's advice. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn Hello; for the past few months I have been experiencing a pain in my knee, it is just to the outside of the patella. It is a very sharp pain, like an electrical shock. It happens totally at random. It can happen when I am walking, sitting, sleeping, etc. When the pain is not occurring, my knee feels completely normal. When it happens, it usually happens every few seconds or minutes, then stops for several hours. I am not aware of any injury or unusual stress to that area.
Avatar n tn high blood pressure (weight gain does not help this), high cholesterol, osteoarthritis in my knees and feet, hypothyroid (medication did not stop the weight gain), and now fibromyalgia. I feel terrible, achy and tired and in pain every day. I could care less about sex. Everything is very dry and it's uncomfortable, plus the extra weight. I'm depressed. I don't feel good and I don't look good. I wish I had some answers. Doctors look at me like I'm just a lazy, fat old lady.
Avatar n tn I have digenerative disc disease and my neirologist just prescribed topamax, he said it would help with the pain and tingling but could result in weight loss. I am wondering if prescribing topamax for ddd is common among neurologists? I can't seem to find any other information related to topamax as a pain med, only information I have is that it's a powerful drug with lots of side effects, most not so good. The weight loss aspect is the only plus...
Avatar n tn As a 34-year old mother of 3 with osteoarthritis in both hips, the lower back and left knee, along with mood swings out of control, this drug has done wonders! The best part is that there is no weight gain side effect. In fact, I've started to lose weight again. I also started kickboxing around the same time and it has helped with the mobility of my hips, as well as helping me feel more energetic. I actually enjoy exercising and find myself working out at least 5-6 days a week now.
1415174 tn?1453246703 I am female and 55 years old and weight lift 3-4 times a week. I have a personal master trainer two times a week. I had been using a kettle bell to dead lift 50 lbs and this seemed reasonably light to me plus did, lunges, squats holding a 15 lb kettle bell like a chalice and didn't feel any pain in the ribs or pinching feeling etc. Two days before I did lat pull downs at 60 Lbs, Over head press at 12.5 Lbs, , Bench press and rows at 15 Lbs .
Avatar n tn I have not been able to sustain physical activities to keep weight off while being in A-Fib. Also, I have a bad knee that prevents me from doing any type of running, very painful. What activities (limited income) can be done to promote weight loss? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I have had pain in my hips and knees for the past three years i thought i was just overdoing it with walking etc and would stop for a while and start again but in the past three months iv been in terrible pain and had to take pain killers every day i went to my Doctor and he said it probably was osteoarthritis and you can expect that as you get older im a 49 year old female, i was not happy to think that was all i could do put up with it as im a very active person and i found that if i walked i
Avatar f tn between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Aside from weight reduction and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint cartilage, there is no specific treatment to halt cartilage degeneration or to repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis for your stage of problem. Applying local heat before and cold packs after exercise can help relieve pain and inflammation for you.
Avatar m tn About 9 years ago, I had major surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear and knee dislocation. In the past year I've noticed that my left leg locks up all the time when walking, my left ankle has plantars fasciitis and is in constant pain. And now my right leg is also starting to lock up with the kneecap feeling unstable and the ankle is starting to get plantars fasciitis. I believe it has to do with the way I walk due to my CP.
Avatar n tn But if I get a shot I want to be able to maintain the pain free results of the shot. I have always done some weight training, but I am finding it harder and harder. I've noticed that my muscles seem to be getting weaker even though I've always trained (it might be partly my age). I do not have access to a pool. Unfortunately, I live in the Northeast and would need an indoor pool. I'll have to look for the show Sit and Be Fit. It is getting very painful going to the gym.
Avatar f tn Exercise can help reduce stiffness and pain, and it can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. Losing as few pounds can cut the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by 50% for some women. Although OA typically affects the knees, your hips, hands, lower back, and neck may also be affected. Always ask your doctor before doing any exercise! Warming up with gentle stretching can help get your body ready for your workout.
Avatar m tn Drinking wine can ward off early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to recent research from the UK. Drinkers who sipped 4 to 6 glasses of vino a week were 45 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who abstained from alcohol. But it's not alcohol that contains the antidote for better health; it's the specific ingredients found in wine that keep your creaks from becoming more serious. (Beer drinkers actually increased their risk of arthritis!
Avatar m tn Drinking wine can ward off early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to recent research from the UK. Drinkers who sipped 4 to 6 glasses of vino a week were 45 percent less likely to develop knee osteoarthritis than those who abstained from alcohol. But it's not alcohol that contains the antidote for better health; it's the specific ingredients found in wine that keep your creaks from becoming more serious. (Beer drinkers actually increased their risk of arthritis!
Avatar f tn It's great that you're doing yoga to keep your joints flexible but you might ask your doctor about doing more muscle-building activities. Light weight training is one of the best things you can do for OA as long as you use proper form. The more muscle you build up the less strain is put on your bones and joints making it less painful. A few physical therapy sessions to teach you some exercises and proper form might be a good idea.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.
Avatar f tn I was working out about six times a week and rotating between yoga, Pilates, cardio, and weight training. Around January of 2010 I started experiencing horrible pain in my right knee. After taking some time off from the gym and still experiencing chronic pain, I made an appointment with an orthopedic knee specialist. I had x-rays done and was told that my knee looked beautiful (structure-wise I guess) and that I probably had something called Femoral Pain Syndrome or Runner’s Knee.
15695260 tn?1549596713 I am not ignoring the fact that I take about 50,000 steps in a marathon or over 30,000 on some of my weekly long runs, and each of those steps puts 3-5x my body weight on each knee. I do my best to strengthen my calves, quads, and glutes to take pressure off my knees, and I am trying my best (it is hard with hypothyroidism) to get my BMI down from about 23 to the 21-22 range, because every extra pound body weight I have puts 3-5 pounds of pressure on my knees. But...
Avatar n tn What makes you say that?
Avatar n tn Today I am moving around my house in tears, either on crutches or scooting on my butt on the floor because I am scheduled for R knee surgery tomorrow. Now my L knee can’t bear weight! I have a very healthy lifestyle of good food and regular exercise (only helath issue is hypothyroid—use low dose synthroid). I also have a spiritual life and a devoted husband and loving adult children. My pain is real and intense, yet drs are wishy-washy.
Avatar f tn I do not like to take pills I will make that clear now I think that it is important to know what is happening to your body. I began weight training and since then have not had any issues with my sciatic until my last pregnancy when I stopped the training.
192055 tn?1263559137 Again, he said he wouldn't recommend surgery since it is a pretty intricate surgery....Doc said to come back if I had any pain. When I was 19, after basic training and AIT, I started having a lot of neck, shoulder, and upper back pain. I went to the doctor again... turns out the pain was coming from my collarbone- everytime it dislocated, it was irritating my muscles and nerves. I found an amazing heart surgeon that was willing to do my surgery- no if's and's or but's about it!
Avatar f tn I was told to resume normal physical activity shortly after the second surgery, which I had done and continue to do. At 28, after vigorous weight training workouts, I began experiencing sharp groin and dull outer hip pain, and after finally going to see a doctor have been given a pretty crappy prognosis. The doctors seem to think that I have begun feeling the effects of arthritis and are talking eventual hip replacement as soon as 10 years from now. Is there anyone to whom this has happened?
Avatar n tn I can't walk to my car in my parking lot without my low back and hips feeling like their going to give up on me. I haven't got a MRI or XRAY yet due to me gaining weight for sitting all the time. Doctors are going to say its my weight. But I can't work out like I use to because of the pain. I cry almost everyday because I can't find out what it is. I told doctors about it but they just blow it off. This developed and got worst with in 3 months, and three months I been out of work.
Avatar f tn My hip had been doing much better, but I still cannot jump and land with my whole weight on my left leg, I cannot run or do anything high-impact, and I feel uncomfortable just standing on my left leg alone. Walking more than twenty to thirty minutes at a time, even at a leisurely pace, causes such extreme pain that I am kept from sleep (hence my 3AM post here). I take Aleve every day, but it hasn't really been helping.
454186 tn?1388978568 hand from fingertip to 60 cm, straight legs Shenyao limited, straight-leg raising test, and 80 degrees left and right 70 degrees, the above inspection of low back pain caused heavier, but not down Bleeding, bilateral peroneal nerve compression test positive, the right weight, 5 lumbar spinal 3 to the deep parts are obvious tenderness, double the normal lower extremity muscle strength, x-Tip 4 lumbar vertebral spondylolisthesis time forward, I am diagnosed as: Bilateral spinal lumbar 3 -- 4 soft
Avatar f tn Would you mind sharing with us the type of arthritis you have and where it is in your body? I have Osteoarthritis thru out my entire body. I have severe DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) thru out my entire spine. Plus many bulging discs from my neck all the way down to the Lumbar region. I've.had the RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) done on all 6 of the areas in the Lumbar and that has taken away the pain there. HUGE relief.