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Any leg workouts for bad knees?(5 posts)

Any leg workouts for bad knees?Allen az
Sep 13, 2001 6:58 PM
I'm sure this has been posted before, but I can't seem to find it in the archives.

I can't do squats because of the bad knees...so are there any other ways, (off the bike), to work my quads?

Thanks.
re: Any leg workouts for bad knees?peloton
Sep 13, 2001 7:20 PM
Allen, it depends a lot on what is going on with your knees. Different knee problems have different solutions and training methods. I would want someone who can actually see my person and has knowledge of my injuries to decide what would be the best way to proceed. See someone in sports medicine and/or someone in sport science to get a proper way to handle what is going on with you. Internet information will be vague, and could hurt you without sufficient knowledge of your physiology. Sorry I can't offer anything more specific with the info I have on you here.
re: Any leg workouts for bad knees?APG
Sep 14, 2001 7:44 AM
Definitely need more information about what exactly the problem is. I had Patello Femoral Syndrome earlier in the season and PT recommended leg extensions as solution to problem. Ironically, leg extensions done improperly can aggravate PFS, but done properly resolve it.

APG
re: Any leg workouts for bad knees?CyCLeTroPic
Sep 14, 2001 9:52 AM
FWIW, I was diagnosed with Quadricep Tendonitis and I was prescribed with straight leg raises twice a day to strengthen the vastus medialis. 10 reps at 5 seconds each. That and wall slides and a whole crap load of stretching exercises.
Is that similar to Patella Tendonitis?APG
Sep 14, 2001 10:00 AM
I was diagnosed with just a touch of it ( trauma induced)... what's the estimated recovery time?