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Offline kt100

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Are ankle weights good or bad for your knees?
« on: August 28, 2008, 10:16:31 PM »
I'm thinking of buying some ankle weights as I have a mild disability that makes me a little unseady on my feet, but am wondering whether they will benefit or damage my knees.  I have quite high ridden knee and have been getting a bit of pain in them so do not want to make them any worse.  I walk with my knees slightly bent (which could be the reason for their bad allignment), so I was thinking that they may help this, but I heard ankle weights can damage ur joints.
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Re: Are ankle weights good or bad for your knees?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 11:38:09 PM »
Hi KT

I can't speak as a pro so I reckon consulting with your Doctor and/or a Physiotherapist before using weights would be best. I can't see how they could do damage as long as you did the exercises correctly but I'd check first with a professional.

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Re: Are ankle weights good or bad for your knees?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 03:17:08 AM »
Check with your OS or PT - my PT said No - it puts too much strain on the Joint.
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