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How do I get my knees to stop aching after exercising?
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Default How do I get my knees to stop aching after exercising? - 12-31-2008, 03:48 PM

I lift weights, do tons of squats,lunges, yoga, run a bit, step class, elliptical stairs, etc. Nothing too, too strenuous. Recently my knees have been very sore, especially climbing stairs. Do I need to build up more leg muscles? Should I just admit I'm getting old (42) and tone it down a bit? I don't want to stop my fun routines but the aching is slowing me down.
   
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Default 01-04-2009, 01:21 PM

Your joints might be swelling. Maybe arthritis. You should do exercises that are not so hard on your knee joints. Ellipical is probably ok. Try taking glucosamine...
   
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Default 01-14-2009, 12:29 AM

no need to stop exercising, just pick out the kind that's low-impact and easy on the joints. i have the same problem, overuse injuries and i'm only 32! anyway, it could also be because of uric acid. check your diet for legumes. however, you might want to consult a fitness professional, a dietician or a doctor before taking any advice from anyone for your question.good luck.
   
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Default 01-20-2009, 03:49 AM

Interesting, I have had this feeling before and this is what I have done: Get plenty of sleep (at least 8 hours), eat healthy (fruits, protein [chicken], salad, fibers [oatmeal, breads], drink lots of water) 3-5 small meals a day, and get rid of any stinking thinking. Its important to stretch and drink water before, during and after your exercises. The most important thing I have done is stand up, bend slightly over, put your hands on your knees, and squat down slowly while keeping your hands on your knees as added support, then stand up slowly while keeping your hands on your knees, do this 15-20 times BEFORE doing any exercises such as running, squats, any leg lifts, anything that bends the knees - this warms up the knee joints. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Run on grass rather than a hard surface as it takes the impact away from your knee joints. Consider swimming and cycling as a good warmup. Maybe do lighter weight for a while to save your joints. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your joints active. Maybelook into some joint repair supplements at GNC. I do circuit training and I get a great workout without the heavy weights. My knees are fine now. Good luck.
   
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Default 06-15-2013, 08:56 AM

It is advised to lie down and perform a few exercises related to knee, like slowly cycling with legs in the air, stretching legs steadily so as to keep knee muscles flexible.

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