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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:57 AM

these exercises have really helped my knee

some of you may remember I had a torn meniscus over 1 year ago. (march 2014).
I've done about 8-9 months of physical therapy.
Definitely it helped; initially I could barely drag myself from bedroom to bathroom.

when my medicare coverage for p.t. ran out about 6 weeks ago, someone turned me on to Robin McKenzie
(online).
he has exercises for knee, back, hip and neck. maybe more.
The knee exercises are simple and take just over 2 minutes to do.

When I started doing them, I felt intuitively that they were right for my knee.
He says to do them every 2 hours.
I can't do them every 2 hours. I do them when I can and when I think of them - several times a day.
Once when my right hip hurt, I did the hip exercise for that.

They work!
at least for me.
My knee is better than it has been. P.t. got me so far, but it didn't seem like I would go any further.
Now I definitely feel improvement, altho I am not where I was before the injury happened.

thought I'd tell others about them.
If anyone else does them, I'd be interested to know how/if they work for you.

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ellenrr Apr 2015 OP
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Curmudgeoness May 2015 #3
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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:01 PM

1. I have an older friend with serious knee issues. Gotta link?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 04:47 PM

2. just put in Robin McKenzie + knee...

there's a bunch of links.



there's books, and there's websites with information
good luck to yr friend

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:28 PM

3. I don't have an injury,

but I have very painful knees. (This week, worse than usual since I have finally had a chance to get into the garden....yow.) Do you think these would help?

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sat May 2, 2015, 05:23 AM

4. yes, in my (non-medical) opinion....

I'd feel safe recommending these to you.
Is it just "old age" or do you have arthritis?

I'd say try them and you will know if they help or not.

yeah, I still can't kneel, so in the garden i bend - which the therapists told is bad for my back, but what can I do?
NOT gardening is not an option.

so I bend a little, then I stretch..

btw, you might be interested in this for yr garden-

elevated garden bed on legs
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/standing-garden-elevated-bed-on-legs/8586751.html

also you can find tutorial on making them yourself.

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #4)

Sat May 2, 2015, 07:30 PM

5. I'm willing to try these,

especially since they are not too time consuming or strenuous. I have no idea what the cause of my pains are, since I have never had it looked at. I hate to say "old age" since I don't feel old except for the knee pain. I do very little kneeling, and also do more bending, although unless it is one little weed that I see, I will just sit down and work from a sitting position. Elevated gardens sound nice, but I have too much time and effort invested in my beds to try to make changes now. That one is really nice although I would have no place to put it (trees everywhere). I do grow what I can in window boxes that I have hung all along the railing of my decks and porch...it reminds me of working with that elevated table.

Thanks for all the info.

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