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Old 04-18-2008, 01:33 AM
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Try this excercise

Len

Sit on the floor with your back aginst the wall or you couch with your legs straight out in front of you like you were stretching.

Now curl you toes back and try to keep you leg strait.

Next lift you whole leg off the ground strait up about 12" or higher if you can do this 8 to 10 times then switch to the other leg. Do each leg 3 times.

If you do this once a day it will help strengthen your knee

I also would talk to your doctor about Glucosamine and Chondroitin.

I also have know idea what you look like but or how fit you are.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:15 AM
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Thanks, guys. I use both of those over the counter items. I am pretty fit, cardio is usually not an issue, though it was a little last year because I was too lazy to get back into hunting shape after my surgery. But this year cardio won't be an issue.

But, hey, I don't want to give you the wrong impression about my physical condition or my Montana hunting buddy will get scared of what he has to deal with in November.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:26 PM
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The bicycle. Best for knees and the whole body. Biking builds abs too if you want that boyish 6pack the ladies love. Get high priced seat though or you'll be more bowlegged than a saddle bronc rider. If you get a good qual mtn bike you can use it for hunting, great for sneaking thru the woods faster than walking speed. We just bought two 'Specialized' brand bikes on sale from our local bike shop. Mines red, wifes is blue. Mine will soon be camo(taped). Good luck with them bad knees. I feel your pain(daily).
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:17 PM
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Len,

Heartily agree with the bicycle recommendations. Very low impact and great range of movement on the knees. I have a couple of beat up jumpers knees and regularly use a bike as well as leg presses (after 2 months have maxed out on the machine weight stack) and primarily a quad machine (sit down, legs at 90 degree and lift the weights). Quad primarily used to strengthen muscles around knee to keep patella from slipping. Know that on particularly bad days, I use an elliptical machine that stays pretty horizontal and helps a bunch.

I guess the bottom line is find something that you can do regularly to get the old hinges moving without a lot of stress/impact on them.

Hope it helps.

Be well,

Mark
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Me too. I got railroad knees form walking trains. I ride mtn bike all over my neighborhood. Its the best thing for a guy of any age.
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Re: Exercise for arthritic knees?

I played football through college and had a cup of coffee in Canada but always hunted and skied I'm 51 years I have had both knees scoped 7-8 time I found the CURE TWO YEARS AGO march 08 I had my right knee replaced and was hunting in Montana in November was in a car wreck in Jan of 09 and had my other knee replaced in April and I was hunting today opening weeked in California and will be in Colorado elk hunting in November I have not been this pain free in 5 years. Ask your Dr. about replacement still can't do any hi impact work outs ever again but I ride 15 - 20 miles on the bike 3 time a week
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Re: Exercise for arthritic knees?

I ride my mtn bike a lot when I am home. It loosens up the knees and makes them feel great.

...and wears them out further.
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