How to Work Out With a Knee Injury

How to Work Out With a Knee Injury

Our knees play a role in most training modalities, so you may wonder how to work out with a knee injury — or if that’s even possible (or advisable). Are any lower-body exercises okay, or do you need to stick with upper body workouts? Is swimming your only option for cardio? And how can you exercise while managing knee pain when it flares up? The good news is, you can do more to stay active than you may think. Here’s what the experts suggest when you’re dealing with knee pain. 1. Consult the Pros Before doing anything, talk to your doctor to make sure that working out is appropriate for you right now. Once you have their go-ahead, you may also want to consult a physical therapist (PT). “They can take you through a proper protocol of strengthening and loading the injured tissue to ensure your knee is fully recovered... Read More