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5 Reasons to Get a Jumpstart at the Gym

Knee Exercise - Get a Jumpstart at the Gym - Variety

#1 - Variety

Not sure what kind of exercise equipment or classes you’ll like? Good gyms will offer a wide variety for you to try, so you can see what works and feels best for you. Some gyms even offer pools — perfect for those knee-benefiting water workouts — so you can add aquatic activities to help round out your routine.

Knee Exercise - Get a Jumpstart at the Gym - Advice

#2 - Advice

Gyms often offer knowledgeable staff and personal trainers who can provide tips or recommendations about classes and equipment. Learning proper technique or how to use the equipment correctly from gym staff can help you get the most out of your workout — and target the right muscles for strengthening your knees.

Knee Exercise - Get a Jumpstart at the Gym - Support

#3 - Support

There’s something inherently motivating about being in a place filled with others who have the same active goals. Gyms offer an exercise community where you can draw inspiration from fellow class members, instructors, even the person on the machine next to you to help push you to the next level. Some gyms offer specialized classes where you can find people who understand conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee.

Knee Exercise - Get a Jumpstart at the Gym - Investment

#4 - Investment

Think of a gym membership as an investment in your health; the more you use it, the healthier you can get, and the more likely you are to retain flexibility and range of motion in your knee.

Knee Exercise - Get a Jumpstart at the Gym - Consistency

#5 - Consistency

Having a specific time on your calendar to hit the gym for a class or workout may make it easier for you to ease into regular exercise. As they say, anything you do consistently will become habit, and the same is true for exercise. After a few weeks, exercising will start to feel like just another part of your daily routine — a part that’s key to keeping your knee healthy and maintaining the active lifestyle you enjoy.

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If you’re looking for a way to stay motivated and keep things fresh, joining a gym or fitness club could be just what you (and your knees) need.

Here are the top five ways a gym can help you spice up, and stick to, an active lifestyle that could help reduce osteoarthritis knee pain.

PLEASE NOTE: The studies and their findings that are presented in this article are for informational purposes only and are not meant to take the place of the advice of your doctor. By providing you with this information, Sanofi Biosurgery is not endorsing its content nor does it represent that the information is necessarily appropriate for you. You should consult with your doctor before starting any new health or exercise regimen.

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Indication

Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

Important Safety Information for Synvisc-One

Before trying Synvisc-One, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Allergic reactions, some which can be potentially severe, have been reported during the use of Synvisc-One. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, and should be used with caution when there is swelling of the legs due to problems with venous stasis or lymphatic drainage.

Synvisc-One is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Synvisc-One has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds – such as feathers, eggs or poultry – or if your leg is swollen or infected.

Synvisc-One has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child.

Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after Synvisc-One include (<2% each): pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid build-up in or around the knee. Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects after treatment with Synvisc-One.

 

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Indication

SYNVISC® (hylan G-F 20) is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is for patients who do not get enough relief from simple painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy.

Important Safety Information for SYNVISC

Before trying SYNVISC, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction, such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, respiratory difficulty, rash, itching or hives to SYNVISC or any hyaluronan-based products. Serious allergic reactions have been reported. Should not be used in patients with an infected knee joint, skin disease or infection around the area where the injection will be given, or circulatory problems in the legs.

SYNVISC is only for injection into the knee, performed by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. SYNVISC has not been tested to show pain relief in joints other than the knee. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to products from birds - such as feathers, eggs or poultry - or if your leg is swollen or infected.

SYNVISC has not been tested in children (≤21years old), pregnant women or women who are nursing. You should tell your doctor if you think you are pregnant or if you are nursing a child. Talk to your doctor before resuming strenuous weight-bearing activities after treatment.

The side effects sometimes seen after SYNVISC include pain, swelling, heat, redness, and/or fluid buildup in or around the knee. These reactions were generally mild and did not last long, but in rare occasions these side effects were more severe. The most commonly occurring adverse events outside of the injected knee were rash, fever, nausea, and headache.

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Important Safety Information: SYNVISC and Synvisc-One are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronan products or patients with infections in or around the target knee.