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Painful Knees

Postby billysdiet » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:27 pm

Hi all. First time poster!
I am a big girl and I have been overweight for half my life.
I recently have moved to new business offices which is close to home.
So I have decided to walk to school with the kids, onto my office and the same in reverse.
I have been tracking my steps and it is 10,000 easily each day.
I am a size 20/22 so this is really good.
But my knees!!! Ouch they are soooo painful. Walking is fine but bending them to sit down, get up, go up steps is agony.
I am not a real moaner about pain but this is bad. Its easily a 8-9 on the 10 scale.
I am less sedentary at the weekend and by sunday night they are so much better.
So its a catch 20-22. If I walk it hurts but if I don't walk I wont lose weight and my knees will always be bad.
Should I push through the pain? Will they get stronger after a while, if so how long?
A busy self employed mum of 3 I cant keep hobbling!
Please help.

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Re: Painful Knees

Postby Boss Man » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi Belinda, it's good to converse with you.

You might want to consider researching certain types of supplements such as chondroitin, MSM, hyaluronic acid and cartazyne.

Also how do your eating habits stack up right now, could please give me a typical daily menu with approximate meal times?

Thank you and try not to worry too much. I appreciate this must be distressing when you don't understand how to proceed without compromising your joints or your physical goals, but if we can do anything to help we will try :).

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Re: Painful Knees

Postby fitoverforty » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:05 pm

billysdiet wrote:So I have decided to walk to school with the kids, onto my office and the same in reverse.
I have been tracking my steps and it is 10,000 easily each day.
I am a size 20/22 so this is really good.
But my knees!!! Ouch they are soooo painful. Walking is fine but bending them to sit down, get up, go up steps is agony.
I am not a real moaner about pain but this is bad. Its easily a 8-9 on the 10 scale.
I am less sedentary at the weekend and by sunday night they are so much better.
So its a catch 20-22. If I walk it hurts but if I don't walk I wont lose weight and my knees will always be bad.

What kind of shoes are you walking in? Are they new or relatively new? Do they have good support? What kind of surface are you walking on? Is there an option to walk parts on grass or dirt?
If you have not been exercising much previously, and started this walking, it is pretty normal for your body to object. You might cut back a bit, only walk 3 days a week instead of every day, until your body adjusts.
Hope this helps a bit, and good luck to ya! :D

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Re: Painful Knees

Postby toddhicks209 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:06 am

In addition to wearing well cushioned shoes and walking on soft surfaces, you can reduce strain on your knees by reducing your overall walking time throughout the week. Try driving your kids to school one or two days a week.

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Re: Painful Knees

Postby WilliamYoung » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:15 am

I think you should try and push past the pain. Just make sure you have the correct walking shoes to start of gently and increase onto some workout exercises to build and strengthen your legs and knees.


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