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Posted by: Eve | 2008/01/30

Knee Pains after Exercising

I am 57 and started exercising on a vibrating machine 4 months ago. After each session I found my knees extremely painful specially walking up stairs. After a month stopped the vibrator and started going to a gym doing Pilates. The knee pain is not as bad but is still present. Is there a reason for exercise induced pain like this.
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Dear Eve
I personally think that Pilates is a much better form of exercise as it is much gentler on the joints. You probably have a bit of osteo-arthritis in the knees- the normal wear and tear changes as we age. If you are a bit overweight, this tends to exacerbate the discomfort, therefore maintaing a normal weight gets even more important as we age.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Pony | 2008/03/11

What vitamin can build up the knee joints so as not to pain when walking up and down stairs (age 53) and generally aching when over taxed.

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Posted by: healthy bones expert | 2008/02/29

Dear Babe
Please visit your doctor who can do a physical examination on you and send you for tests if they think it is necessary

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Posted by: babe | 2008/02/15

my knee is verry week when iam sleeping,it can take almost 4 hours to be okay,i sometimes wake up and kick it so it can be bette pls help.

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