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11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

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GARRIE1

2/19/2014 9:49:49 AM

Well, I'm afraid I'm one of the millions who suffer with knee pain. I'm always looking for good information and helps to keep my knees relatively strong. These exercises are really good. I agree, however, that some of them are a little bit confusing...the instructions for "knee flexion," "hamstring stretch," and "hamstring curl" were particularly hard for me to visualize. Most of them are fairly clear to me. (If I actually try to do them, they make more sense.)

As an aside, I rediscovered bicycling...hadn't done much since I was a kid...and I must say that my legs - knees included - are stronger than they've ever been before. I have a long way to go before my legs are Hollywood glamorous, but, well, I'm okay with that. :)

82719541

2/10/2014 10:18:34 AM

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I just had knee surgery, meniscus tear, MCL damage, bone spurs and cartilage lesions. Some of these exercises are in my routine to do but modified. However, that's all I can do no other exercises allowed surgeon is afraid if I turn or jerk wrong I could do more damage. Sad to say I gained 4 pounds since this all started and I cut my calories to 1000 a day I just lay all day except when I exercise then I am in a recliner supporting the leg. The key is exercise to strengthen the Quad muscle this helps to support the knee and keeps it strong.

JENNAAW

2/4/2014 6:38:53 AM

I have a real problem just reading how to do them; please let us know when a video is made. My knees will so thank you!

SHEREEHO

2/3/2014 11:26:31 PM

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Video would be great!!

TINYTONI4

2/3/2014 7:48:36 PM

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I agree that a video would help us do these right. I have both knees bone on bone on the inside. I find that walking on the treadmill at 1.8 mph or 2 mph helps with the pain.Then, I do 10 minutes on the recumbent bike. Ten minutes forward and 10 backwards. I always use ice after any exercise for my knees.
Thanks, I think these will help

FITTEREVERYDAY

2/3/2014 3:09:40 PM

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This is so true. I've managed to strengthen my knees enough that after years of constant spraining I'm not spraining easily anymore and I rarely even fall all the way down if I slip (exercise has given me enough muscle control to catch myself most of the time).

JODYANNA

2/3/2014 11:26:35 AM

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I can do these...thank you!

SNOOKS2013

2/3/2014 7:44:23 AM

Ditto a picture is so valuable

LADYDG

1/14/2014 8:58:16 PM

I, too, would like a video, and if not at least pictures of what to do. A video would be perfect ..

REITER357

1/3/2014 8:31:42 PM

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Good info. But would like pictures to make sure I'm doing right. thanks

SAMGARD1

9/1/2013 7:15:21 PM

I would like to print the article, is there a way I can?

Thanks,
Stacie

MICHAELSAND21

8/25/2013 4:16:30 PM

There are some great points here. I'm an active guy in his early 40's and already recovering from a knee surgery. Few things from my experience. Exercises and Physical Therapy is a MUST. Take it incredibly seriously, it will help you recover faster.

The other thing is that you need a good knee brace for support and protection if you plan on being active. I got mine from www.better-braces.com and love it. It provides stability but also flexibility now that I am active again. Hope that helps!

CST777

7/20/2013 11:01:10 AM

Uncertain about the exercises by reading. Pictures or video would surely help. Tq

GLORIAMAJDI

6/11/2013 9:42:29 AM

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I do wish there were pictures, I am not sure how some of these should be done.

KEPARKER13

6/11/2013 9:03:22 AM

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Would love to see demonstrations of these exercises. I have trouble picturing many of them in my head:-) Thanks!

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