Lower Body support

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    Apr 02, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    Hey guys! I'am reposting this topic here in order to get more responses. To make a long story short, I had constructive surgery on my right foot in 2004. Since one foot is now flat and the other has an arch implanted in it, the right foot is compensating for the left foot; this means more pressure on my right knee, along with a loss of cartilageicon_sad.gif. Can you suggest any exercises that puts little or no pressure on the right knee and still helps to build the lower body?
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    Apr 03, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    I would think leg curls and extensions should still be perfectly valid, along with no- or low-impact cardio (swimming, eliptical?, bike). The compensation I think comes into play when the body's having to support your weight vertically (standing, walking, lifting, etc), so exercizes that don't require you to move weight across the whole of the foot shouldn't bother you too much.

    Some of the health experts might wanna' correct me on some of this, though; this is entirely speculative, just from what I know of paying attention to what my own body tells me. icon_question.gif
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    Apr 03, 2008 3:27 AM GMT
    Thanks for the tip. I noticed that I don't have this problem when I'm sitting or on any even level.