Month: November 2013

Arthritis in Knees

“I am an old man of 75 and want to remain independent though I have osteoarthritis of the knees.” Thanks for the question. Osteoarthritis in the knees is a very common complaint among older people. As we age our articular cartilage becomes dehydrated and looses its ability to dissipate forces on the joint. The older we get the more susceptible to problems in the knees. More than 60% of older people have some degree of osteoarthritis in their joints. For this reason it is especially important for elders to protect their joints. For our knees we do this by...

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Exercise After Heart Surgery

“I was told not to lift weights or row after my triple bypass in September 2009 as it would affect my sternum. I visit the gym twice a week and use the treadmill and bikes for 30 minutes each I swim once a week and walk 4km once a week. My question is what can I do for my upper body as the top of my arms are now flabby whereas prior to operation they were firm. The only exercise I have been doing is to lift light weights with my arms tucked in against my body as this...

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