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Old 01-11-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have Arthritis and when I walk it "buckles" and I be ready to fall over sometimes. Any tips on how can i get the strength and flexibility back in my knee? thanks
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Yeah, see a doctor. Get a referral to physical therapy. We don't know what's wrong and neither do you.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I have Arthritis and when I walk it "buckles" and I be ready to fall over sometimes. Any tips on how can i get the strength and flexibility back in my knee? thanks
As someone who has /does experience knee pain.
See your Doc it sounds like more than arthritis. then see a orthopedic surgeon, then physical therapy.
I did and it feels soooo much better.

Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:40 PM
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I already saw the doctor and i have arthritis. The question was how to strengthen the knee.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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So go to PT.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:11 PM
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So go to PT.
The purpose of me coming here is so i won't have to go to the PT. If i started a thread then that obviously means I want to avoid going to the PT and receive some suggestions
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I already saw the doctor and i have arthritis. The question was how to strengthen the knee.
I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee last summer. The doctor said I have arthritis and the surgery was only "buying time" before I need a knee replacement. I'm convinced that strengthening my knee helps. I lift weights and do all the typical weight lifting exercises including machines, and free weights. I found I need to do exercises which allow me to do one leg at a time since I was favoring the other leg. I have recently started doing step-ups on a box using dumbells. I think this exercise is going to be the most beneficial for my knee as opposed to exercises like leg extensions, leg presses or squats. Here is information on this exercise: Exercise 101: Step-Up Using Free Weights

I'm using a wood box that is higher than the bench in the demonstration on the above website but I'm also taller.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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The purpose of me coming here is so i won't have to go to the PT. If i started a thread then that obviously means I want to avoid going to the PT and receive some suggestions
You NEED to go to PT. They will evaluate what you are doing, TEACH you the exercises and help you do them. As you gain a little strength, they will up the exercises.

You can always google knee exercises for knee pain and get a list.... but doing them wrong won't help you at all. And sometimes the difference between doing them wrong and doing them right is a difference of a few degrees of shift. Lean forward the exercise works, lean backward you're just throwing your leg in the air.

How do I know? Been there, done that.
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