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Treat Your Own Knees: Simple Exercises to Build Strength, Flexibility, Responsiveness and Endurance Paperback – November 11, 2003


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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Hunter House (November 11, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897934229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897934220
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Also by this author -  Bulletproof Your Shoulder.


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For those who have knee pain due to arthritis, I recommend Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis - there is no need to buy both knee pain books.

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Let a board certified physical therapist with over 23 years of experience help you solve your pain problem.

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Buy this book and follow what he suggests; you won't be sorry!
L. Hungerford
I found the information in this book very valuable and easy to understand.
V. Williams
The author suggests simple exercises in each functional category.
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325 of 331 people found the following review helpful By 2bluesky2 on May 18, 2006
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This remarkable little book may change the way you think about knee pain. Instead of focusing on pain symptoms and where they originate, the author focuses on what your knee does - and how to improve those functions with simple exercises. The only anatomy lesson you need is to know where your quadriceps and hamstring muscles are - front and rear of your thigh respectively.

He identifies four functions in your knee: strength, flexibility, proprioception/balance, and endurance. If you have unexplainable knee pain, you probably just need to improve your knee function in one or more of the four functional areas. The author suggests simple exercises in each functional category.

To develop strength, the single most important muscles to develop are your quadriceps. There are many exercises you can do to strengthen your quads. The author suggests a very simple floor exercise.

To develop flexibility, the author suggests a quad and a hamstring stretch. The exercises he suggests can be done standing or on the floor.

Proprioception might be a strange word to you. It was to me. It is probably best described as a combination of coordination and balance. Can you accurately sense what your knee is doing? Does it react appropriately to changes as you move? This is what proprioception is all about. The simple and interesting exercise the author suggests to improve proprioception is simply to stand on one leg for 30 seconds. Then switch legs. (It's ok to have a wall or chair to help catch you if you start to fall.) You might find this exercise easy to master. If so, the author suggests doing the exercise with your eyes closed. This may require considerable practice!

The author suggests that you can build endurance simply by walking or stationary bicycling.
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166 of 170 people found the following review helpful By Steven Kempton on November 18, 2004
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I have had 16 years of knee pain originally brought on from a heavy knock to the knee and then exasperated by basketball and a lack of knowledge of how to solve the problem. This book helped almost immediately, with excellent detail and practical activities to treat the various aspects of knee health. I have had some great physiotherapists but even the best of them couldn't explain the detail in easy to understand terms like this book did. Furthermore, the practical activities can be implemented quickly into your daily routine. It may be the best ten dollars you ever spend if you have knee pain, just because it should limit your the time you spend waiting in a physiotherapists office.
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98 of 102 people found the following review helpful By S. Bryant on May 3, 2006
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This book doesn't waste your time - it just reports what research says has been effective and then lays out a simple routine of exercises you can do at home, with extensions if you want to go further. I've had good results from following basically the same routine he suggests - it's given me back hope that fifty-year-old knees can survive a running program after all, and it's helped me avoid surgery which probably wasn't needed. It also cut through a lot of conflicting and confusing diagnoses and went straight to advice on how to avoid pain - who cares about the exact cause if it goes away?
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118 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hurler on May 23, 2008
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After reading the reviews and suffering from knee pain, I decided to buy this book. My expectations were pretty high since all of the reviews were glowing. Perhaps that's where I went wrong.

I was expecting a series of ailments and exercises to help alleviate them. Instead you get one strengthening exercise, a few stretches, one prioperception exercise and a recommendation for some endurance exercise. All of this could have fit onto a single sheet of paper.

Sure the discussion of the studies is interesting but it really doesn't help me treat my knees. By taking the step of buying the book, I already had commited to wanting better knees and the author didn't need to convince me to do exercises or stretch.

All in all, it was a quick read and at ~$10, was less than most people pay for a co-pay. I'd recommend it if you want some general information about knee health and studies but not if you are looking for rehab exercises to get better knees.
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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Talky Tina on February 16, 2004
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This book is excellent. It is an easy read and full of useful information. I recently had knee surgery on "torn up" meniscus and found this book to be very helpful as a follow up to my therapy. I urge anyone who wants to "save their knees" to get this book. As the saying goes "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Makowsky on October 1, 2004
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The author presents a stategy to deal with knee pain by focusing on the function of the knee. He bases his treatment suggestions on research-based evidence that these interventions have been shown to be effective. The book is written in language the lay person can understand and the exercises are clearly illustrated and instructions are simple to follow, This is a must read for any person suffering from knee pain!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By J. Manning on February 23, 2006
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Besides being an easy read, I found this book to be a common sense approach to the care of your knees. With disability in both of my knees, I found the author's approach very beneficial and would highly recommend this book to anyone with knee problems.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By R. S. LEAR on June 13, 2007
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I just had ACL replacement surgery and this book is a great resource and tool. This book tells you what you need to know in order to put together a basic workout routine to strengthen your knee no matter what your issue is. This book explains to you what Physical Therapists won't take the time to explain and allows you to ask intelligent questions of your therapist and surgeon. Note, this book was what turned me on to massage techniques which have sped my recovery immensely. Most insurance plans won't cover massage, and physical therapists and surgeons don't recommend it unless you ask. If you get no other books about knee recovery, get this one!!
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