Questions tagged [knees]

The major, forward-facing joint in the leg - joining the thigh and lower leg.

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Is it right that frontal muscles above knee gets tired (don't like it) during bicycling with heightened load (>260W)?

I am doing 15 min cycling each day at home and each time I try am putting maximum load (by regulating load and decreasing RPM) for periods of 1 minute and 1.5 minute. I am keeping 85-90 RPM at these ...
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Yoga: Chair Pose alternatives?

I've been doing some YouTube yoga classes at home during lockdown. It feels really good but a lot of the classes I've done involve doing the Chair Pose / Utkatasana... and theres something about it ...
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Ways to strengthen VMO

A while back, I had some tracking issues with my kneecap. The physio prescribed me some straight-leg extensions to strengthen my VMO (vastus medialis oblique muscle) and reduce muscle imbalance with ...
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Why are my knees hurting after a treadmill run?

I am trying to get back in shape and started running. After a few runs (treadmill at the gym) both my knees are really hurting. Is this due to a lack of stretching? Is this overcompensating for ...
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Is my knee pain during flexion a tendon issue? [closed]

I am a kickboxer. A few weeks back, I played an unrelated game in a field where I sprinted a lot. When I was finished, my left leg around the knee was really sore. Now, two weeks later, my left knee ...
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The 10-percent rule in running: how to start?

I'm 47 and I never ran for exercise in my life. I live next to an outdoor running track, so like everybody else during the pandemic I decided to start running: the very first day I ran just 1 lap (450 ...
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Pain on lower outside of knee after running for 20 minutes

I do short runs of about 20 minutes per week (around 2.5 miles per run). Sometimes towards the end or while cycling I develop discomfort on the lower outside of the knee (pictured). The pain is mostly ...
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Strengthening muscles absorbing shock by running downhill

I've rapidly increased my running endurance this year. For the last years I was running max 12 km, in this year I've broken half marathon, and I've started trail running. After one run with 600 meter ...
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Exercise choices when having crunchy knees [closed]

I want to do some light workout at home but I am concerned about my crunchy knee. One side of me says "stop using that knee!" and the other says "that knee needs some love with mobility drills to oil ...
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Exercise Equipment for Patellar Sublaxation

I've been prone to patellar sublaxation since I was a small kid. Have been doing PT exercises every day at home, not a single incident of patella coming out. I also do recumbent station bike 30 ...
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What are the best types of cardio exercise for someone with bad knees?

I'm looking for some good types of cardio exercises that are good for someone with knee problems, especially knees that have patella dislocation problems. I've tried the elliptical machine and found ...
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Running 21k with a slightly bad knee (ligament damage) - knee sleeve/brace recommendation

Background 25 year old male with a small tear to my MCL on my right knee (at 21 years old). I've done a couple of half marathons since then. I wear a knee sleeve which compresses it and it does help ...
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Knees (cartilage?) hurt when squatting [closed]

Both my knees (and even more so, my left knee) hurt when I squat down and stay in that position for 3-4 minutes. There's a dull pain that gets worse the longer I stay squatting, and when I stand up, ...
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Are there stretches or exercises that promote knee strength and prevent injury?

I've started cycling some long rides lately, and am feeling some knee pain. I don't know exactly what's wrong; I'm getting minor complaints from all over my knees. See my last question for more ...
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Knee injuries, chiropractors vs doctors [closed]

One big issue with orthopedic injuries is that doctors do not like chiropractors apparently and never refer someone to a chiropractor. For example, the Mayo Clinic's informational page on knee ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

I think i have some knee problems as I usually feel sore there after an intense lower body work day. Also I have noticed that I have some symptoms of a knock knee,so I want to know the best stance ...
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Knees and middle age

Middle age isn't too far away for me. I love to run, and do squats. When the weather's nice my week will be something like: squats, day off, run, 2 days off, squats... Spring's come and I've ...
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Stronglift's Squat method bad for knees?

I have been following Stronglifts 5x5 method for a week now. I am way too overweight: Age: 21yrs, Weight: 95kg, Height: 5ft6in. I started most of the exercises with lower weights than recommended by ...
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Knee preservation

I am a person who is plagued with a bad knee. Football took its toll on me from playing it in my younger years, and now its left me with some lasting knee discomfort. I'm likely somebody who will get ...
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Can wearing tights while running cause pain in my knees?

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a pair of tights to keep me warm while running during winter. And since I've been running in them, my right knee is hurting, to the point where even simple walking ...
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Machine Leg Curl vs Glute-Ham-Raise

Often when arguing about the Leg Curl Machine being bad (eg. hurt your knees in many cases), people refer to the Glute-Ham-Raise as a way better (less harmful) alternative. To me, the movements of ...
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Leg Training with Patella alta

A few days ago I visited my doctor because I got pain right besides and under my kneecap in the right leg when walking and going up/down stairs (only when extending my leg and only sometimes, it's ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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How should men above 40 train cardio?

I am a 44 year old male that have been a bit inactive the last years and am looking to get more fit. I have always been fond of running as a way to get some cardio, fresh air and reduce stress, but I ...
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Stepping down safely for knee

I had some knee injury while doing a one-legged squat a while ago. Now, I can comfortably step up, but stepping down stairs is a big problem. While stepping down, how should I orient my torso to ...
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Improving knee flexibility

I've suffered from an injury in my knee the past 2 weeks or so. Yesterday I went to see a physiotherapist to see whats wrong. Long story short, my right knee is less flexible than my left one because ...
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What should I look for in knee friendly running shoes?

Just as the title says. I am wondering if the air cushion in some sport shoes can reduce the pressure to my knees when I run, Now I wear running shoes which have almost nothing, I adjust the ...
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Knee Dysfunction- Baker's Cyst- How can I help myself?

I will spare everyone the gory details, but I went to my sports medicine doc yesterday and an ultrasound showed a Baker's Cyst had formed at the back of my left knee. My two options were physical ...
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Squats: point feet forward and externally rotate hips?

I saw a physio about a year ago due to some knee problems I'd been having, and while I was there he showed me how I could adjust my form in order to squat deeper. He said for me to point my feet ...
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Why can I run for 6 miles without any problems, but standing still in one place for more than 10 minutes makes my knees sore? [closed]

I frequently run, both outdoors and on treadmills, often around 3-6 miles. This feels great, both during and after. However, for about two years now my knees have been bothering me: a sort of mild ...
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'Knees out' cue with front squat - could this be a source of minor knee pain?

When I front squat I tend to attempt to perform the same moment as the back squat, but with anterior loading. The only difference I have made from my back squat is I 'break' at the hips, rather than ...
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Sport that is less stressful to knees?

I have bad knees and wish to do more exercise to lose weight. Running and jogging is bad. Do you have other recommendation? I don't have a bike and my home just have no place for a bike. And I can't ...
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Are “single box squats” safe for the knee?

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need to know if this exercise might cause me a injury on the knee. It seems there ...
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How safe are “squat jumps” for the knee

I want to do this exercise which obviously puts some strain on the knee. I'm a 20-something male, 1.76 m , 65 kg. I need sources to claim for the safety of this exercise on the knee, if I can get ...
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How to recognize a Runner's Knee?

I started my exercise routine back up in June and recently started getting into walking/running around my neighborhood on my off days from lifting weights. Last week I pushed myself a little harder ...
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Knee pain when running

After a run (cross country, mixed terrain, ~4 miles) I sometimes get knee pain. The pain is located beneath the knee cap. It goes away after a while, but sometimes resurfaces if I'm walking. I've ...
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Patellofemoral Syndrome Exercises

For many years I have suffered from patellofemoral syndrome. My understanding is that, in my case, the cause is the relatively under developed VMO on both legs. I do a great deal of split squats and ...
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How to build my quads at home?

I am scrawny. I've always been scrawny. But a few years ago I've lost the muscle tone in my hips and I developed intermittent knee pains before of that. In the passing year I lost my lower back ...
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Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?

Over the last 2 months or so of doing heavy squats (200 lbs - 262 lbs) I've frequently had pain in my knees. During the last 2 weeks, it's been especially persistent and seems to be mostly in my left ...
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Flat feet causing knees to point in [closed]

Since I can remember, my knees have pointed inward when bending at the knees. If I stand with my feet an inch or two apart, facing forward, and start bending my knees, they quickly knock into each ...
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Is running while overweight bad for your knees?

This one has been bothering me for quite a while. I've heard different opinions on this, ranging from There is absolutelty nothing to worry about, running is great for you! to You definitely ...
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Squats & Lunges above parallel - is there any benefit?

I read a while back that to get any real benefit from squats and lunges one should come down low past parallel. Indeed it has been encouraged in my Quads & Core classes (without weights), although ...
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Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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running with a bad knee

I hurt my knee about a decade ago. I want to run but I find running normally causes my knee to hurt, sometimes for days on end and it can hurt to bend or put weight on it. I saw a doctor about it. He ...
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Does running on sand cause injury to the knee joints? [duplicate]

I have recently started running on sand but i had people telling me that running on sand for long term causes grave injury knees and joints.
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Squats technique flat feet

When I'm doing squats my knees go forward further than my toes. Also when I'm standing up I tend to move weight more towards my toes. I was told that this technique is wrong but it seems like I can't ...
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Knee Injury Recovery (possibly MCL) [closed]

I injured my knee during running (I'd say overuse). When resting, I can feel it only when extending the knee, maybe at 150°. It's inner knee pain, close to the kneecap but not under it. From googling, ...
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Do we use large or small muscles when keeping our knees unlocked?

Part of my fitness routine involves standing for 20 minutes with the knees ever so slightly unlocked. The goal of this routine, theoretically, is to build up the so called "postural" muscles, which ...
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Dealing with torsional knee stress during Dance Dance Revolution

Playing Dance Dance Revolution requires a lot of pivoting in place, and the friction between my shoes and the dancepad causes torsional stresses on my knees. I'm not sure how one's knees fight such a ...
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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?

About me: 29 years old 170 lbs Active (mountain biking, skiing, basketball) In the last year or so I've started to develop symptoms of what I think is Jumper's Knee (pain right beneath the kneecap ...