View Full Version : How do you deal with severe knee pain and do cardio


Cotto's Father
06-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Tried to run today but my knees hurt extremely bad how do deal with this and still do cardio?

triggerhapppy
06-27-2011, 07:24 PM
Tried to run today but my knees hurt extremely bad how do deal with this and still do cardio?

It could be a number of things. Do you stretch? How long have you been running in your sneakers? Maybe your shoes are not right for you. Go to a running store and let them put you on a treadmill to see your running form.

F l i c k e r
06-27-2011, 07:33 PM
You don't.


From a guy who recently recovered from a blown out knee after 9 months. You don't do shyt. You go to the doctor, get diagnosed, then rest for a long time. Then when the pain goes away, you rehab forever. Until you regain strength and flexibility in your leg, then you slowly return to the cardio that you used to do.

Rockin'
06-27-2011, 10:04 PM
During my pro years I had alot of trouble with my knees. I would go out and do my run and by the time I was done one or both knees would be hugely swollen up. They hurt when I was running as well.

I used the stair climber alot on high levels. I love jumping rope and was still doing it up until my stroke. Lightly bouncing on the balls of my feet did not seem to bother me as much. I would feel discomfort but I'd just work through it. I never felt extreme pain or experienced any swelling from skipping ropes. Find some elyptical machines, they'll do you great with no impact. Riding the bikes will help abit too.

Good luck with it............Rockin':boxing:

phallus
06-27-2011, 10:19 PM
It could be a number of things. Do you stretch? How long have you been running in your sneakers? Maybe your shoes are not right for you. Go to a running store and let them put you on a treadmill to see your running form.

be careful kid, trig's trying to get you into a pair of his vibram five fingers, i don't think those douchebag shoes will help your knees



During my pro years I had alot of trouble with my knees. I would go out and do my run and by the time I was done one or both knees would be hugely swollen up. They hurt when I was running as well.

I used the stair climber alot on high levels. I love jumping rope and was still doing it up until my stroke. Lightly bouncing on the balls of my feet did not seem to bother me as much. I would feel discomfort but I'd just work through it. I never felt extreme pain or experienced any swelling from skipping ropes. Find some elyptical machines, they'll do you great with no impact. Riding the bikes will help abit too.

Good luck with it............Rockin':boxing:

i agree with rockin, try stuff that is low impact on your knees, swimming, maybe elliptical or treadmill machines because the rubber absorbs some impact, and i'd spent lots of time on the stationary bike

rockymarciano1
06-28-2011, 03:29 AM
ether wait for it to recover or do low impact cardio. (e.g. stairclimber, swimming, rowing machine, skipping, cycling)

rockymarciano1
06-28-2011, 03:34 AM
also. don't land on your heel when you run as it has a very sharp increase in impact force, insted try to land on your mid-foot as that has less force on the impact and it is more gradual.

mushahadeen
06-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Tried to run today but my knees hurt extremely bad how do deal with this and still do cardio?

-- u cud replace running w/ p90x or bike-riding or swimming.

-- u cud supplement ur running w/ p90x or bike-riding or swimming.

-- u cud stop running for 1 month n then pick it up again (that's what i did, knee pain is gone).

-- u cud lose a crapload of weight thru liquid diet so there s less stress on ur knee (that's what mike huckabee did).

triggerhapppy
06-28-2011, 07:04 PM
be careful kid, trig's trying to get you into a pair of his vibram five fingers, i don't think those douchebag shoes will help your knees





i agree with rockin, try stuff that is low impact on your knees, swimming, maybe elliptical or treadmill machines because the rubber absorbs some impact, and i'd spent lots of time on the stationary bike

Actually Vibrams fivefingers are good for your knees but I didn't mention them in my post, You did. I do all my long runs in my Nike pegasus.

Cuauhtémoc1520
06-29-2011, 09:15 AM
I just recently went to an orthopedic doctor to get a ganglion cyst in my writst drained and he checked my knees because I told him I have severe pain in both of them.

He checked them and told me I have arthritis in both knees. I'm way too young to have that problem but years of boxing, football and all other kind of sports have done that to them.

My knees ache really bad and the only thing I do is ice them, take pain killers and try to do things that don't impact them as much. I have good days and bad days but this is something you will deal with forever. Like the doctor said, you can continue to be active and suffer later or stop playing sports.

Jack3d
06-29-2011, 03:24 PM
More swimming, less running. Or swtich it up often.

Make sure you are wearing the right shoes.

Walt Liquor
06-29-2011, 07:25 PM
First off, yo have to see a doc, dont just take advice online for your knees.

Take it from someone that blow out 2acl's and an mcl. Theres about 10 different things that could be going on.

jjbj2
06-29-2011, 07:53 PM
Assuming you are just a bit unhealthy and now trying to exercise back to good health. It might be that you are overweight and you need to lose weight before doing hard cardio i.e. running. If you are going to do cardio do walks first and do it for 30 minutes. It will tire your leg muscles not your knees or joints.

Walking for 30 minutes in a personal treadmill (public gym treadmill 15 minutes) with a brisk pace of #3 to #3.5 is good to help you establish a good heartbeat and good blood pressure. You dedicate yourself for a month or two. If you look at America's "The Biggest Losers" which is a diet show for obese people they do cardio walking pace, ellipsis, or bicycle. They don't run immediately because it demoralize and injure people early on the program. So, they are relegated to doing treadmills, ellipses, and bicycles for a long period of time. After losing a certain amount of weight around 50 pounds especially for those weighing 300+ lbs then you start seeing them doing light jogging to full on running.

Body weight plays a role in knee injuries sometimes skinny people get it too. They don't have enough muscle, fat, water, blood, or anything between their joints. It means their bones are grinding against each other. Fat people are injured through their vertebrae which includes the back, neck, and sometimes you get that headache after doing cardio exercise.

Also, it is why you see Olympic runners are hitting an ideal weight because they don't want to be too fat or too skinny in the hard pounding sports of running/sprinting/whatever.

Another reason for injury is that you are running incorrectly when you are getting tired. Instead of slowing the pace when you are experiencing pain you foolishly go on. Wrong, if you are experiencing pain then it is advisable to slow down, rest, or completely stop if the pain persist. Pounding your feet to the ground instead of letting it fall naturally. We are average people not some professional/amateur runners who developed resistance to pain or just simply figured out a way to reduce pain. We, average people, don't have enough time to develop resistance or figure out a way because we have regular lives which means we have responsibilities like working, taking care of the family, and whatnot. Runners who are professionals or amateurs work as runners. If they get injured they get treated medically by their team, country sponsoring them, or the product endorsing them. We, average people, if we get injured we pay out of our own pocket.

The best way to avoid injury to average people like us is to know when to say enough and just do it slowly. And try to do the little things first before going all out. The little things are usually the ones that save people the most money or their health.

jjbj2
06-29-2011, 08:09 PM
First off, yo have to see a doc, dont just take advice online for your knees.

Take it from someone that blow out 2acl's and an mcl. Theres about 10 different things that could be going on.

Yea, this one is a good advice too.

phallus
07-04-2011, 10:12 PM
Actually Vibrams fivefingers are good for your knees but I didn't mention them in my post, You did. I do all my long runs in my Nike pegasus.

More swimming, less running. Or swtich it up often.

Make sure you are wearing the right shoes.

First off, yo have to see a doc, dont just take advice online for your knees.

Take it from someone that blow out 2acl's and an mcl. Theres about 10 different things that could be going on.

lol, trig, is the pegasus the ones with bowerman's face in the inside? i have a pair of those that i run in, i've never had another shoe with so much cushioning in the soles