Knee pain Yoga exercise

(November 9, 2010)

I am 49 female. i have pain in both knees. what yoga exercises are recommended for me. now i am doing paschimottasana, gomukasana,tree pose,dhanurasana, boat pose,etc. kinly advice.

Bursitis yoga
Bursitis refers to a condition that usually occurs because of the inflammation of the Bursae, which are the sacs that can be found between the bones, tendons and muscles in the human body. These sacs are filled with a fluid. Bursitis can affect the various joints in the body, especially the knees, elbow, shoulders and the hips. Fortunately, it is possible to treat this condition with the help of medication and certain exercises. Managing bursitis with yoga routines is in fact a viable option. Several health experts recommend bursitis yoga exercises and poses in order to treat this condition. The yoga asanas (poses) that could help improve bursitis are Ardha Matsyendrasana (The Seated Twist Pose), The Vriksasana (The Tree Pose) and Virabhadrasa II (The Warrior Pose II).

Treating knee pain with bikram yoga poses
Bikram Yoga, or Hot Yoga refers to a style of yoga, which needs to be practiced in an environment or a room that has been heated to a temperature of 105 degrees F. It includes a series of 26 various poses that need to be practiced one after the other, during one session. Several people claim to get relief from knee pain and inflammation, after practicing Bikram Yoga. However, there are several knee-locking poses that are a part of Bikram Yoga, which could cause further injury and pain in the knees, if practiced incorrectly. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor or a Yoga guru, before practicing Bikram Yoga. Treating bursitis with yoga does need a great deal of caution and it is essential that you seek medical advice and get guidance from a qualified instructor.

Treating Chondromalacia with yoga poses
Chondromalacia patella refers to a condition that is caused by damage or irritation in the cartilage under a person’s knee cap. It is commonly known as a runner’s knee and it can be quite a serious ailment. The knee pain usually gets worse after kneeling down for a while, or climbing stairs. Treatment of chondromalacia includes medication, rest and knee exercises. Some health experts may also recommend practicing certain runners knee yoga exercises to alleviate the pain. Some of the most common chondromalacia yoga poses include Janu-Sirsasana (The Head-Knee Bend Pose), Gomukhasana (The Cow Pose), Trikonasana (The Triangle pose) and Tadansa (The Mountain Pose) to name a few.  

However, pain in the knees, shoulder, hips or other joints could occur because of several health conditions. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a doctor, before practicing the various bursitis yoga poses, chondromalacia yoga poses & knee pain bikram yoga poses. If yoga is practiced incorrectly, the risk of injuries increases, which could aggravate the pain in the joints.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 05:32

If you are suffering from knee pain, yoga can be very helpful to bring about relief. To help with knee pain, yoga postures like the Tadasana (Shoulder stand), Veerasana (Hero pose), Makrasana (Fish pose), Trikonasana (Triangle pose), and Vrikshasana (Tree pose) can be practiced. To perform Tadasana you should begin by standing in an upright position. Keep your feet firmly on the ground and your back straight. You should then inhale and exhale slowly and allow your body to relax. Remain in this position for a while. The effectiveness and wisdom of treating knee pain with yoga of course depends largely on the nature of the injury or the cause of the pain.
A bursa is a sac filled with fluid that is present between a muscle tendon and a bone, cushioning and enabling smooth movement between the parts. The bursa can get injured or irritated when it is used repeatedly or with activity that is strenuous. For the treatment of bursitis, yoga can be helpful but with some modifications. For some time you should avoid exercises that involve the arms to be parallel to the floor. For bursitis, yoga postures like Virabhadrasana II (Warrior Pose II). Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I), Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute), and Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose) can also be performed with some modifications.
Chondromalacia, also called runners knee, occurs when the tissue under the knee softens and degenerates. You can prevent chondromalacia by practicing yoga and other stretching exercises that will strengthen the ligaments and the muscles that surround it. For chondromalacia, yoga postures like the Hero pose and Tree pose can be helpful.
To bring relief to your knee pain, bikram yoga can be helpful. If you have any knee pain or injury, movement of the joints is necessary to increase circulation. With the help of easy movements, flexibility and circulation can be increased which will facilitate healing. Pay close attention to the instructions regarding the alignment of each posture. If you are instructed to stand with your feet parallel you must do so accordingly. If your feet aren’t properly parallel by even an inch, the knees can be affected. Some postures may be difficult to perform and if you experience any pain you should stop immediately.
For knee pain, pilates can be effective whether the pain is exercise induced or chronic. Performing pilates helps to lengthen, strengthen, and bring balance to the muscles around the knee to improve the function of the joint. The ITB stretch is an easy exercise that you can practice as it can give immediate relief and provide comfort in the area of the pain.
It is important that you practice the yoga exercises under the guidance of an instructor who has experience working with people with knee injuries. If you experience any pain while doing any of the postures you should stop immediately.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 04:58

Yoga for knee pain
The ancient science of Yoga has been used for centuries, to improve a person’s overall health and disposition. Millions of people across the world have successfully treated and cured several health problems, aches and pains, using Yoga. Practicing Yoga for knee pain not just helps in reducing the discomfort, but also promotes overall fitness. Yoga for knee pain includes positions like Gomukhasana (The Cow Face Pose), Padmasana (The Lotus Pose), Malasana (The Garland Pose), Virasana (The Hero Pose), Supta Vairasana (The Supine Thunderbolt Pose), Kurmasana (The Tortoise Pose), Siddhasana (The Adept’s Pose).

Yoga bursitis exercises
Bursitis is a condition that occurs when there is an inflammation in the Bursae (the sacs between the muscles, tendons and bones that are filled with fluid). Bursitis most commonly affects the knee, along with joints such as the hips, the elbows and the shoulders. However yoga bursitis exercises have been recommended by several health experts, to treat common forms of the condition. In case you are suffering from bursitis, the yoga asanas you could try are Virabhadrasa II (The Warrior Pose II), The Vriksasana (The Tree Pose) and Ardha Matsyendrasana (The Seated Twist Pose).

Yoga chondromalacia exercises
Chondromalacia patella, commonly known as a runner’s knee can be a serious condition that is the result of damage in the cartilage that is under the kneecap. The symptoms of chondromalacia are achy knees, especially after walking upstairs or kneeling. There are many factors that can lead to this condition. Certain yoga poses may be recommended in wthe treatment of chondromalacia, which include Gomukhasana (The Cow Pose), Janu-Sirsasana (The Head-Knee Bend Pose), Tadansa (The Mountain Pose) and Trikonasana (The Triangle pose), to name a few.  

Yoga knee tendonitis exercises

Tendonitis is a condition that refers to an inflammation in the tendons, which can cause pain and tenderness outside the joint. It can affect locations such as the knees, elbows and shoulders. Fortunately, this is a treatable condition, if the right medication and treatment options are used. Moreover, certain Yoga knee tendonitis exercises like Sukhasana (The Easy Pose), Tadasana (The Mountain Pose), Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose) and Parsvakonasana (the Side Angle Pose) can help alleviate the symptoms.

However, knee pain could occur due to various conditions and it is best to consult a doctor, before you practice yoga for knee pain. In case you practice Yoga, when you are not supposed to, you could increase your risk of a yoga knee injury, which could further worsen the pain in your knees.

Submitted by A on September 12, 2010 at 11:52

Knee pain Yoga exercise 

Yoga exercise for knee pain can help to reduce the pain and promote a good quality life. Besides the yoga asana which you are doing currently you can also try some of these asana for your knee pain. These include all the standing positions, Parivrtta Janu-Sirsasana, Marichyasana I, II, III & IV, Padmasana & cycle, Supta Virasana, Gomukhasana, Baddha Konasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana I, Pasasana, Yogadandasana, Supta Bhekhasana, Vamevasana I & II, Hanumanasana, Kandasana, Gherandasana I & II, Mulabandhasana, Bhekasana, Kurmasana & Supta Kurmasana, Malasana I & II, Bharadwajasana I & II, Siddhasana, Paryankasana, Virasana, Akarna Dhanurasana, Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana, and Janu-Sirsasana.

For any treatment is important to know the cause for the problem, it becomes very important to know the cause for your knee pain as this will help in suggesting the perfect asana for your condition. Yoga is an excellent option to strengthen and improve flexibility of the knees. But it is very essential to do all the asana with care and gradually because some difficult ones can when not done with care can actually injure your knee further. So if possible if you have any medical condition, consult a specialist before starting any yoga exercise for knee pain.  

Submitted by S M on May 23, 2008 at 04:35

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