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How can i exercise while suffering from severe knee pain?

Hi! I m 54 years old and suffer from severe knee pain. I recently had x-rays of both knees to find the cartilage is gone on the insides of both knees. Hence, I am now a candidate for double knee replacement. Prior to this diagnosis, I was on a weight loss plan including walking, biking and tennis and I had lost 20 lbs with more to go. I was excited! But now because of the worsening pain, exercising is difficult. My weight has crept back up to 180 lbs! I really need suggestions on how to exercise for weight loss given the pain and situation with my knees. HELP!
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
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Hello,

I would recommend using bicycle if possible or swimming (which means to exercise in the lack of gravity). Another way to loose weight, would be consulting with a dietitian and trying to loose weight with the right diet.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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