It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Exercise & Fitness Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 122
ducttape1000 HB User
Exercises for Bad Knees! I'm only 23!

Hi. I'm 23, female, 5'3", 125lbs. My goal is to lose 15 lbs in 6 months. I have a small frame and have much potential to be a very small lady. I have flat feet and bad knees. I wear shoe inserts to help form an arch in my feet. My problem is trying to find variety in my workouts. In my youngers days (I'm only 23 now) I used to be able to run on the treadmill for miles. Now, after a half a mile my knees hurt and ache! So I switch to just walking on an incline. I can do this for about 2 miles and then my knees hurt again and I have to switch to the elliptical. The elliptical does not hurt my knees at all, but I dont feel as if I'm getting the optimum workout and I have to stay on it longer than I would if I just ran on the treadmill. Swimming is not an option. I do weight training about twice a week and I can do everything but squats. The thing is...if I'm having knee problems at 23, what will it be like when I'm 43? I wouldnt say I'm 'overweight' now, but will my knees improve if I lose this 15lbs? Should I up the weights and decrease the cardio since weights are easier on my knees? I dont want to become jacked up. Right now I do low resistance, lots of reps. It's been a month and I'm not seeing a change. Can anyone recommend pounds/reps for someone my size? thanks-

 
Old 12-18-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rock Island, IL
Posts: 667
MaxOT26 HB User
Re: Exercises for Bad Knees! I'm only 23!

Chances are your knee problems are not related to your weight. Losing weight may or may not help the problem, but I suspect that the latter is the true. It is very possible your knee pain is related to your foot problem, however, even that might not be exclusively the problem. There are a few things nutritionally you can try. Start taking glucosamine and chondroitin, CLA, and fish oil. Another important thing to ensure is that you are drinking plenty of water. Stay away from any exercise that causes your knees to hurt. Don't worry about your weight/rep scheme right now. Just stick to what you feel most comforatable with. After about 2-4 weeks if your knees aren't feeling any better then I recommend you go see your doctor and seek out what is going on.

Last edited by MaxOT26; 12-18-2006 at 09:45 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-30-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Goose Creek,SC
Posts: 11
ahdokid16 HB User
Re: Exercises for Bad Knees! I'm only 23!

Losing weight might help. I've also heard that MSM, an organic sulfur and DMSO are great for treating joint pain, also read "Treat Your Own Knees" by Jim Johnson and James R. get gentle, pain relieveing exercises..also try a treatment called BioTape and take a calcium supplement, try a form called calcium oratate (IntraCal)

 
Old 01-01-2007, 02:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 167
AmandaH HB User
Re: Exercises for Bad Knees! I'm only 23!

I'm 26 (27 tomorrow) and have been a runner for about 6 years. I started having knee pain last year. It was very hard for me to stop running, but I had to. After about 6 weeks, and no pain at all for 2 weeks, I slowly began running again. Within a few weeks, I had pain again. I started taking glucosamine and chondroitin (I was already taking fish oil) and, after about 2 weeks, I had no pain. I started running again and haven't had a problem since.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What Exercises are Best for Post THR? bossygirl Knee & Hip Problems 4 06-15-2009 05:55 AM
how can i reduce my hips with exercises? Gani Exercise & Fitness 3 08-04-2008 09:56 AM
toning exercises vs. cardio alana0601 Exercise & Fitness 5 11-25-2006 03:16 PM
Weight-Bearing Exercises montesflus Osteoporosis 10 09-24-2006 04:14 PM
Disk problems, exercises that help...? hoyt Back Problems 1 01-29-2006 01:17 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



diamond839 (17), janewhite1 (8), lenvegas (8), tjlhb (4), Titchou (3), bdrunner79 (3), sam 23 (3), Bexiesbruv (3), JohnR41 (3), james079 (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:51 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!