Constant Knee Pain

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  1. Tumbles

    Tumbles New Member

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    Pretty much for the past 1.5 years or so my right knee has been a pain in the ass - hurts on any kind of "extension" type movement, and the top 1/3rd of any squatting/legpressing/etc type of movement. Also walking up stairs, walking down stairs.

    I've had MRI and x-ray done that each showed nothing, I've worked and gotten much more flexible in hamstrings, glutes, and even started doing foam rolling stuff and nothing has really made a difference.

    Even not training legs for a month, it hurt the same going up/down stairs etc and when I came back to leg training again there was no noticeable change.

    Lately I've just been absolutely ignoring it and hitting legs 3x/week but it has started getting worse since doing that - can't even do bent over rowing type movements anymore without sharp pain when I stand up from finishing the set.

    Anybody have any advice for what might help? Kind of at a loss at this point.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFWBdShRs2Y

    Old vid of front squats in case I have terrible form and that could be causing this ... looks like my knees get wobbly as I get tired
     
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    My best recommendation would be to see an orthopedic surgeon. Not necessarily to have surgery but at least to have a medical evaluation. X-ray will show fractures or osteoarthritis and MRI will show soft tissue injury (ligament or meniscus damage). If both of those were negative as you said, its probably not something serious.

    One suggestion that I do have is to avoid all types of exercise or motions that cause the knee pain. EX- if squatting hurts, dont do it, try other exercises that target your quads/hams/gluts without putting excess strain on the knees. Try that for a month and see if the knees get better.
     
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    If the MRI/x-ray showed nothing, look for muscle imbalances and trigger points. Also, look into patellar maltracking. Stuff that has helped me a ton:

    Stuff from my sorta-trainer about patellar maltracking:

    ITB rolling is a GODSEND.

    Also, look into glute activation:
    http://www.synergyclinic.net/lowercrosssyndrome
    http://stronglifts.com/how-to-improve-your-ankle-mobility/
    http://stronglifts.com/7-dynamic-stretches-to-improve-your-hip-mobility/
    http://stronglifts.com/how-to-optimize-posterior-chain-power-glute-activation/
     
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    maybe I'm wrong but your front squats were pretty much divebomb. maybe take some time off to let it heal and then come back doing all your leg movements very slow and controlled :dunno: Looks like you're practically letting the weight push you down at the speed of gravity, slamming on your joints when you hit full ROM, and then shooting back up. Try to control the weight better and keep constant tension. For me that keeps joint pain down.
     
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    welcome to the wonderful world of weightlifting.
     
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    Since I've been wearing neoprene sleves during every leg workout for the last 4 months or so, I noticed the pain has stopped getting worse. It's still there, not at least it's staying the same. Stairmaster aggrivates it though, and it hasnt helped with the "clicking" in the joint.

    You may want to give them a try.
     
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    Yea, picked some of these up awhile back and they do seem to help.
     
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    I don't drop so fast anymore - second I saw those squats recorded I started going down slower. Saw same thing you did
     
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    Will try all of this, thanks :bowdown:
     
  10. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    im almost 100% i have this problem..going to buy a foam roller. I also noticed skipping rope helps me with this knee problem
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    i bought the foam roller last night and did the youtube stretch. The side of my leg was tender as hell and it hurt like a bitch. Now i woke up and my knee feels alot better
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    anterior pelvic tilt
     
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    research. identify where on the knee the pain is, patello-femoral region? Underneath the patella? anterior, lateral side? underneath the front edge of the patella?

    depending on where the pain is will help you diagnose the injury and decide the proper treatment
     
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    This is your problem. split squat and do glute work
     
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    Are your erectors (lower back) tired as fuck after squating?
     
  16. Tumbles

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    Not at all

    I'm super lordotic for what its worth
     
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