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Offline katuc

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knee pain and exercise
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:55:09 PM »
Hi there, I'm new to this site, but i'm desperately hoping that someone might be able to help, even if it's just to say your not the only one.
I'm 23 years old and have got crippling knee pain, I've just been referred to a specialist but i'm not holding out much hope as for the past 15 years i've just been told it was growing pains and then I was over weight so what did I expect I needed to loose weight.
I realise that it may improve if I lost weight but how am i supposed to, I eat healthily I just can't exercise. I've even had to give up swimming because I the pain was so bad afterwards. I have to get the bus to work because I can't walk up the hill, and I there is no point joining a gym because I can't use it for such long periods at a time and when i do go i end up causing more pain. So what is it that i'm supposed to do to the loose the weight in order for the pain to deminish.
If anyone has any ideas I would be so very grateful.
Will anyone ever believe me :(

Offline sarah81

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Re: knee pain and exercise
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 03:13:44 PM »

I'm sorry you've had to put up with that pain for so long, but hopefully now you are being referred to a specialist things will start to change.
They will be able to diagnose what is wrong with you and offer a solution, which may be physiotherapy or surgery.

I injured my knee last Feb, and can't do proper exercise and so have put on weight - so I know how you feel about that. I am now seeing a physiotherapist, and am learning a lot about what exercises I can and can't do. I also get help with pain, for example, ahe puts tape on my knee which lifts my kneecap and stops the aggravation, so I can do more when it's on.

Anyway, don't give up hope! I am sure once you get to see the specialist then things will start getting better.

Sarah  :D

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Re: knee pain and exercise
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 04:13:48 PM »
Hi there - check out the posting on "Maltracking - Swimming".  swimming in the only way I've managed to stay fit & keep the weight off since I've injured my knee.  but like you there were times my knee hurt even more after the pool, so you still have to be careful. I've found ways around it & so have some other people.  that posting has a lot of suggestions by a few of us on what to do & not to do in the pool to avoid pain.

check it out and see what you think.