Stretching for the knee

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Created On: 02/21/2011 10:29 PM

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 01/20/2018 04:58 AM

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singhnri123

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 You must consult your physiotherapist or knee doctor for the most accurate treatment for your knee pain.

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 09/28/2015 05:39 PM

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arthurjames

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 It completely depends on your knee condition. It is always recommended to perform exercises after consulting your doc. For now, you must rest your knee and avoid any activity/movement that puts strain on your knee.



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 05/28/2015 06:34 AM

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arthurjames

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Physiotherapy involves certain knee mobilisation techniques, massage, taping, stretches as well as strengthening exercises. It is greatly beneficial for knee pain, specially after knee reconstruction or replacement surgery.

You must consult your physiotherapist or knee doctor for the most accurate treatment for your knee pain.



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 05/19/2015 01:08 PM

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 How can physiotherapy help knee pain??

 

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 04/23/2015 07:24 AM

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Mythroment43

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 I think you need the help of a physiotherapist. Stair step ups, leg flexes, knee rolls, hip extensions etc are some of the simple knee exercises. But  as you got cartilage deterioration and  other knee issues, It’s better to consult a specialist. My tennis elbow got cured with treated by means of amassage therapy treatment  from an expert physiotherapist in Burlington. It was effective. Massage therapy can also used in order to cure various issues like cartilage deterioration, sports injury, muscle stiffness, ligament and tendon problem etc. But proper diagnosis is needed before any treatment. All the best.

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 06/08/2012 05:43 AM

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Jeniffer

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Have you seen a physiotherapist? I think you need it..
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 12/10/2011 02:58 PM

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knee182

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Dear Kels,

I think I noticed on another link that you also recommend massage for knee problems (e.g. I have some cartilage deterioration in knee, some other issues--see post, and now some some pain under patella towards the outside in the soft tissue). Could you please advise what type of massage, e.g. where (below patella, above knee cap, on sides of knee?), frequency etc. I had read some literature from some NYS licensed massage therapists that massage is good for knee problems such as arthritis. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
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 05/24/2011 01:48 PM

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kels

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I've also had this problem and I bet you have a desk job. If so you likely have tightness or swelling in your IT band (I think it stands for illiotibia) or hamstrings. Try stretching these areas three times a day for three weeks. Also try and find a foam roller to massage them about once a week... the darker foam rollers are more expensive, but also better because they are more dense and will give you a deeper massage.

After a couple of weeks stretching you should see improvement. Since you signed up and posted on a knee forum, I bet you have also experienced some general knee soreness. If this is the case and the stretching doesn't work you could have bone spurs that limit the knee range of motion or authritis that produces swelling and irritation in the knee. You might consider getting it checked out or avoiding that degree of stretch in the future. (I know it's a very common pose (called Child's Pose) in yoga, but most instructors will give you an alternate pose if you speak with them before the class.)


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 02/21/2011 10:29 PM

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knee182

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Hi everyone,

My knees are pretty good (some moderate osteoarthritis & moderate pains) and I am 51 (6 ' 1", 175 lbs) and have had a heavy competitive sports wear & tear (tennis & soccer). But I am still quite active (no jogging or intense running though). No surgeries and from what a few MDs have said pretty stable knees and good strength in quads.

I have been doing some yoga recently. One of the exercises is to "sit on your ankles" (where the front of the knee to the front of the ankle is flat on the floor, back strait, and you move your buttocks down toward your ankles to "sit").

When I do this I don't go even close to actually sitting on my ankles just to be careful. As I go into the movement, I feel some tightness or pain on the outside of my knees (mostly on lower, outside part of knees) but after I finish the stretch and I shake my legs out (some more moderate pain there too) I feel normal and pain free.

Would appreciate getting some feedback as to weather I should gradually try to do this stretch as I seem to be extremely inflexible with this movement? Or avoid as there is some discomfort when I do it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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