(Closed) working out with a bad knee

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I assume you don’t have a pool nearby either?  I signed Fiance and I up for water aerobics (hehe, yes, with the old people) because he has bad ankles, and it’s such a good workout!

Post # 4
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Biking might be a good one, if you have a bike…Also, swimming too (not sure if there’s a pool near you.) Yoga is a good idea, there’s tons of tapes and stuff you can buy if you don’t want to go to a class…But honestly, you should probably have your knee looked at by a doctor bc it doesn’t sound like the problem is going to go away by itself…I know it sucks but wouldn’t it be better to find out what’s wrong and maybe try to fix it than not be able to be physically active and in pain? Just a thought, sorry that happened!

Post # 5
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Can you describe where around your knee and what the pain feels like? Ex. sharp, stabbing, aching, throbbing, etc? I’m an athletic trainer and in physical therapy school, so maybe I can help. But, you should really see a someone since it has been going on for a year!

Post # 6
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Trailmix has a lot of great advice.  I have a bum knee and ankle so I have to keep in mind what I’m doing as well (swimming, biking, yoga). Pilates might also be a good option.   Have you thought about talking to a physical therapist or trainer type for one or two sessions?  You might be trying to do these leg lifts with poor form causing strain on your knee.  

Yoga is fantastic! just make sure that your knee is always directly above your ankle not infront or off to the side.  Paying attention to the alignment can me the difference between pain/injury and a good workout.  Good luck! 

Post # 8
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Here’s another vote for swimming.  Biking is also wonderful.  After I had my knee surgery (I tore my ACL), they put me on all sorts of bike-inspired machines that made me pedal at different angles for my physical therapy.

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