Visiting Los Angeles at month's end, seeking a pro to troubleshoot knee problems. [more inside]
posted by 4midori
on Jan 9, 2013 -
Looking for advice on best way to get more cardio exercise, for both physical and emotional health. Limitations: poor, bad knees and socially anxious. [more inside]
posted by Sarah_Lena
on Jan 6, 2013 -
I've been experiencing sore knees after running and I think it's time for me to seek some professional help. Where should I go for help? I was going to make an appointment with my primary care doctor, but I'm afraid he's not going to be able to help me much. Should I go straight to a physical therapist or a sports doctor or orthopedist? I just want to be able to run without pain again. [more inside]
posted by mbidi
on May 3, 2012 -
Do knee straps work for chondromalacia and tendonitis? If so, how? Or is there something else I should check out? Deets inside. [more inside]
posted by eenagy
on Apr 2, 2012 -
New runner...with 41-year-old knees. I am doing a decent amount of running for the first time ever, and have been pleased with how much my endurance has improved pretty quickly. BUT, I have a couple of questions: 1) does running surface matter a whole bunch; and 2) how to best prevent knee injury. (More below) [more inside]
posted by pantarei70
on Feb 18, 2012 -
I'm 31, and not overweight, but I don't trust my knees anymore. Is there anyway to restore that trust? [more inside]
posted by malhouse
on Oct 16, 2011 -
I work at a desk 10 to 12 hours a day. Lately, I've been noticing lately that my calves, feet, and ankles seem swollen. I'm not in any pain and don't feel any difference, apart from my shoes being a bit tight.
Besides taking periodic breaks and walking around/stretching, what else can I do to reduce the swelling? I get daily exercise, but I'm sure the long periods of sitting in front of a computer are contributing to this.
posted by matrushka
on Aug 19, 2011 -
With high arches and knees that, all of a sudden, are constantly hurting on the medial side of the joint, I've got to find a walking shoe to help extend the life of these parts. I walk on sidewalks mostly, in the neighborhood. I think a weekly MoTown Dance Party at the local joint is the reason for new knee problems, because I've never had them before all this dancing.
I've had great difficulty finding a shoe made with high arches. Slipping in the "Dr. Scholls" type inserts doesn't do it (they slide around too much) and right now, I can't afford orthotics.
My mom has feet that have all but fallen apart. She's had foot and knee surgery and hobbles around. I don't want to end up that disabled!
Can anyone recommend a good shoe?
posted by sleeping beauty
on Oct 19, 2010 -
I do a lot of social dancing, and after a long weekend my knees will get sore. I know that it's probably impossible to eliminate the soreness without cutting back on the amount of time I'm out dancing, but I'd like to do some conditioning exercises to build up my knees' ability to withstand that kind of use. You are not my physical therapist; having said that, what sort of exercises should I be trying, and how can I calibrate the intensity level of the exercises so that I am strengthening the knees without overexerting them? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Jan 4, 2010 -
I'm in the beginning stages of the Couch to 5K and wonder if my aches and pains are normal new exercise sorts of things or if I'm hurting myself in a bad way. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow
on May 6, 2009 -
Running Filter: I have signed up for half a marathon coming up at the end of January. I also signed up for a running group which helps you train for the half a marathon. I have missed about 60 precent of the running sessions. With the marathon less than a month away, I need some help getting ready for it. [more inside]
posted by boyinmiami
on Dec 27, 2008 -
Is there any kind of exercise I can do to strengthen my knees? [more inside]
posted by jb
on Jun 27, 2008 -
How do I walk and stand correctly? My upright posture sucks and I want to change it. [more inside]
posted by JZig
on Dec 27, 2007 -
Our 9-year-old yellow lab who has had a full ACL on one knee and a partial ACL on the other is getting worse. How can we exercise him properly without putting him in pain? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Oct 15, 2007 -
In the past couple of years, whenever I go to certain movie theaters, after the show my knees hurt a little afterward. They also feel a little precarious, like the ligaments are stretched out and they might just decide to bend backwards. What do I need to do to ensure that I continue walking on my own for the next 50-60 years? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on May 4, 2005 -
I need to start running again, but I haven't done it for almost half a year. In that time, I've gained a few pounds, and the last time I tried running after such a long delay, my right knee was in pain for months. How do I rebuild strength in my knees and when can I start running again?
posted by brownpau
on Apr 15, 2005 -