Knee pain while doing squats?

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  1. Lilkhmerkid4u

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    I've been doing squats for over a year and sometimes when i do squats i get pain in my right knee, but on some days that i do it, there is no pain at all....any idea on what this is? I think i'm in the correct form lulz
     
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    Not really sure what the problem would be, but if it persists I recommend getting a knee sleeve(s). Rehband makes great ones for around $60 a pair, and I literally cannot squat without them anymore :bowdown:
     
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    jk, get wraps then.
     
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    knee sleeves are awesome
     
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    dunno wtf i did to my knee but it feels a little swollen when i squat to the floor now, without weight. like it's real tight.

    last time i did squats with weight was @ 2 weeks ago. i may have tried to push my knees apart going ass to grass and fucked it up somehow.
     
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    those look sweet and much easier than using wraps. i might have to get those so i dont fear getting old so much. :hs:
     
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    In for answers. Mine was hurting last week too
     
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    you'll get carry over out of the wraps. sleeves will help get/keep the joint warm.

    if im really hurting I might throw some OTC human grade liniment on beforehand
     
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    I'm guessing everyone here with knee pain has a serious anterior pelvic tilt which is displaying the symptom down in your knee. Knee sleeves are good, I would definitely recommend investing in a pair, but you probably need to completely overhaul the way you train legs if you want to get rid of the actual cause of your knee pain and not just treat the symptom. This article should point you in the right direction.

    http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_...e/hips_dont_lie_fixing_your_force_couples&cr=
     
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    Would this issue show itself on a hack squat or leg press when you're taking the free weight out of the question? I have problems with my right knee as well.
     
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    This issue could probably show up on any number of different exercises. Anterior pelvic tilt causes your femurs to be externally rotated. Other things that would be symptoms could be short and weak hip flexors, neurally inactive gluteal muscles, and tight hamstrings. The reason pain presents itself in the knee is that your femur is in a different place than it should be so it impinges the knee joint even though that isn't where the actual issue is.
     
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