I think I have chondromalacia (runners knee)

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  1. Captain Amazing

    Captain Amazing OT Supporter

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    Just as I am making some good progress in my cut. Would it be a bad idea to hit the stationary bike or elliptical for cardio? Or should I just do no cardio for a few weeks. I can't squat right now either. :wtc:
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    I think i have it too....shits sucks. The bike the the elliptical are good for it but what really helps me is jumping rope. Maybe because skipping rope helps stretch and strengthing the areas around the problem area. If you feel alot of pain just stop and wait for it to feel better than get back at the elliptical or skipping rope. When i try to work through the pain it just gets worse.

    I also have a heat pad...works good when the pain is real bad.
     
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    see someone about it and get it diagnoed, you could have a billion knee problems
     
  4. HorseDick

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    I had it, it was very painful for several months. I stayed consistent with biking, stretching, foam rolling, etc...biking helped the most I think.
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    Foam roll your IT band, wear a patella strap and do a dynamic warm up before everything session. See what happens.
     
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    If it hurts, don't do it. Get bad enough and you won't be lifting either.

    +1 to what Maine said; foam rolling, with special attention to your IT bands on the sides of your legs; also, some glute activation probably won't hurt.
     
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    just do bench and curls that's all you need














    go to a doctor
     
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