Thread: Bad Knees
10-15-2001, 12:40 PM #1
Hey guys its hard for me to work out my legs because my knees kill me after sqats or leg press ( the cartlage is going away in my knees so i have know cushion bone grinding bone) what are some excercise that i can do to still build up my legs without squats or leg press? need help bad got scroney legs!
10-15-2001, 12:46 PM #2
First of all I would ask...Have you had a good exam? What was the result? If it is osteo arthritis then did your Dr. prescribe Viox or Celebrex? You should for certain be using glucosamine/chondroitin. Secondly if you have pain after a workout but now during you may be fine just warming up better, using a neoprene wrap while training and usning ice for 10-15 minutes after training.
10-15-2001, 01:02 PM #3
thanx for the input db101 ive only been on the celebrex for about 3 months doc gave me that when i started working back out and ive been on the chondrointin for about 6 months this is the whole reason i had to stop playing semi pro baseball man that sucked i love that fucking sport but i guess you can only catch for so long they did not come out with those knee savers early enough for me but im not the only one in my family who has it didnt know if you could link it to genetics or not i just thought that i was a little young to have these probs im only 21 and i sux but im going to over come it. well thats that on that.
oh and all the info you gave me on who to get cerified im my pt through man studying is going great soaking in real good i start my training in three weeks at a real high $ county club man i cant wait they are going to pay me $75 hr. thanks for all the help.
10-15-2001, 01:08 PM #4
Good for you bro. I like the Viox a lot better so ask your Dr. But to be honest with you since I've been using a good brand of gluco/chond my knees are a lot better. I wrap them when I squat heavy, and I ice them at night on squat days. I only use the Viox when I need it.
10-15-2001, 01:30 PM #5
THANX DB ILL TALK TO MY DOC ABOUT THAT SO I SHOULD NOT REALLY GO HEAVEY EITHER SHOUD I I KNOW THAT IS A STUPID ? BUT I HAD TO ASK ANY WAY MY LEGS USED TO BE MASSIVE FROM CATCHING AND FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL NOW I LOOK LIKE A LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
10-15-2001, 01:33 PM #6
It's hell getting older. I refuse to accept it!!
10-15-2001, 01:42 PM #7
im with ya bro it sux.
10-15-2001, 07:56 PM #8
I didn't get that you had a knee injury or maybe I missed it? I wasn't really sure. I have seen alot of knee injuries, and depending on the injury I have seen guys come bay 300% with proper PT and strenght training. perhaps you are tryin to do to much? Try with lower weights, work your way up. I have seen soo many knee injuries get actually better with weight training when properly done. Try lowering the weight, concentrate on the strenghting, and wrap those knees when you work out, don't worry people won't say much about it, just tell them you are a traiing to be a power lifter.. hee haaa.. Actually not doing leg exercises will decrease the strength of the knees and make it probally worse. I would not give up on the legs workout, just be careful start off slow and keep going at it. Trust me, I have seen alot of knee injuries.
10-15-2001, 08:06 PM #9Retired IRON CHEF Mod
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I would have to agree with Dumbells on this one. It sounds like the problem may very well be in the joint itself. I had a similar instance although it was with my right shoulder joint. I went to Wal Mart, if there is not one near you may be able to get this at your local pharmacy. Try a product called Osteo-Flex. The extra strenght is only $16 a bottle last time I got some. I noticed a remarkable difference in only 4 days of taking it and had no pain what so ever a short time after that. It aids in building up your cartiledge and fluids in all of your joints. Although I am no longer taking it anymore I did continue to take it for quite some time even though the pain was gone. Sicilian made a good point as well about keeping your strength up in your legs. I would be careful though. Lifting on a really bad joint can do more harm than good. Make sure if the pain continues that you have it checked out by your doctor. Good Luck
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