Using Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

With arthritis, knee joints can be painful and may frequently ache. Fortunately, exercise can help you to relieve pain and improve your mobility. While moving a stiff joint may sound counterproductive, health professionals agree that movement can help to reduce arthritic knee pain. If you suffer from arthritis pain in the knees, exercise can alleviate…

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How sitting all day affects the body

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The implication, of course, is that sitting too much is actually harmful to your health. What might surprise you, however, is just how detrimental sitting can be. With one in four Americans sitting for eight hours per day or more, there’s never been a better…

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No Longer “Weak In The Knees”

If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees—a condition where inflammation causes a wearing away of the cartilage— You may struggle with pain on a regular basis. Although your doctor may have prescribed medication for pain, you will likely find that exercise can support your medication regimen. Upon commencing a strengthening program, some individuals may even find…

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Regaining Full Range of Motion After Knee Surgery

In order for you to walk, run, sit or kick comfortably, your knee—the largest joint in the body—must be able to move through an arc of about 130 degrees, from completely straight, or fully extended, to completely bent, or fully flexed. Two muscle groups control this motion: the quadriceps on the front of the thigh…

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Will physical therapy work for me?

When was the last time you were filled with doubt but did it anyway? A couple of months ago, I got an email from Terry, a woman in Los Altos who was worried about finding a solution for her back pain (which had only gotten worse since shelter-in-place). Bottom line, she wanted to know if…

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After PT, she was Climbing Hills for 22 Days on Vacation…Pain FREE!

I very much support and am thankful for the wonderful work that Physical Therapists do! In my case, I came to PhysioFit for physical therapy for help in my inability to walk due to severe knee pain. The Sports Medicine and Surgeon Doctor was my first stop in getting a diagnosis.He thought surgery was a…

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Lady (53) With Severe Knee Pain Yells, “I’m Stuck!”

Last week, I received this interesting question by email from a reader of my column in the Los Altos Town Crier with knee pain. It’s a question a LOT of people with Knee Pain ponder over: = = = “Kim, I am really beginning to wonder if anything can be done about my knee. All…

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Is it normal for knees to hurt during squats?

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… Is it normal for my knees to hurt during squats? He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg…

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3 Things You Could Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse

Have you ever experienced knee pain? The kind that slows you down in life, clicks when you walk up and down the stairs, hurts every time you bend down, aches when you sit, and just generally leaves you feeling frustrated wondering when it’s finally going to wear off… If that sounds like you, you’re not…

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How to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery Even With a Diagnosis of Bone-on-Bone Arthritis

“I don’t want to do anything crazy like run a marathon I just want to live my normal life without this constant knee pain.” – Diane, 60, Los Altos Diane had been struggling with knee pain for the past few years, after her doctors had done a scope on her meniscus that never fully recovered.…

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