Leg Work with Petellar Tendinitis.

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  1. Bacchus

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    I've mentioned this a few times now in the brag/complain thread and haven't got any answers - so i figured i'd try to make this more visible.



    I developed pain in my Petellar tendon during last week's squat workout. Still pretty sensitive today - and I'm going to wait a bit before squatting again.

    This sucks, because i just started the 5/3/1 program and was loving the focus it was giving me.

    However, my question is - What leg workouts can I do that will have minimal effect on this tendon? Will a Leg press be okay? Should i stick to light accessory movements like leg curls and extensions? Or should I drop all leg work until it's healed?

    halp!
     
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    I had something similar to this earlier this year. Doc put me on anti-inflammatory and made me wear a wrap for a week. Also, no leg workouts whatsoever during that time. I was fine after a week and went right back to my leg routine.
     
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    I would avoid leg extensions and other quad dominant exercises. How do you squat and what was your accessory work last cycle?
     
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    I had a pretty severe case of patellar tendonitis in both knees. The pain went on for 4 years. It's gone now and I'm not certain what cured it. I still was doing heavy leg exercises throughout, though.

    My trainer told me to do one-legged leg extensions and let the weight down slowly with each rep. He said it was ok if I felt pain. This might have helped me.

    On a side note, patellar tendonitis fucking sucks. When it was at its worst if I got so much as tapped in that area I would be on the ground in pain. To this day I have a visible bump in my patellar region on my right knee from it.
     
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    I squat at a medium-wide stance, and i go below parallel on squats

    accessory work varied.

    2-3 of the following :
    -Leg Press
    -More Squats (including front) at 8-10 reps
    -leg ext
    -ham curl
    -Glute-Ham Raise
    -Good Mornings
     
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    fuuuu-.

    i had tendinitis in my IT band for years. That's what put an end to my track career. Never had any problems with the petellar though.
     
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    go play some hockey
     
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    i was kinda hoping this would be the case, but it's not looking like it.

    After NSAIDs and ice, it was okay after a day or two...then i sprinted after the Bus and fucked it up again.

    then NSAIDs and ice again, and it was okay - until i went out dancing on Saturday night and spent yesterday icing all day again.

    Feels mediocre today - but im not gonna risk trying anything.
     
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    the ice rinks are open here...
     
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    Maybe try taking more than a few days off of it? Hell, I could barely walk when it was at it's worst. I'm still a little scared of hurting it again, even after months of being fine. :noes:
     
  11. Bacchus

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    yeah that's the plan. i was being an idiot in those cases. Not thinking ahead. i'm pretty impulsive.


    Just wasn't sure what leg work would be okay
     
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    i would not do legs for a week or so let your body get better. whats missing a week really going to do
     
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    you don't want to fuck around with your knee, avoid leg workouts until it heals.

    if it doesn't feel like its healing get that shit checked out. if it's something serious it will stick with you for the rest of your life.
     
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    thanks for the assurance, bromans.
     
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    I just got prescription from my doctor for an anti-inflammatory for the same thing. My left knee right below it always burns during leg extensions, heavy squats but mostly running.
    It never bothered me enough to not do legs, but im going to take the next week or so off and see if it helps with the anti-inflammatory drugs.
     
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    just take a couple weeks off from lower body stuff until it feels better, then ease your way back into it :dunno:
     
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    get rid of the leg press, leg ext and front squats for a while and start an eccentric loading protocol for it.
     
  18. Bacchus

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    can you elaborate?
     
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    look up andersons eccentric loading protocol
     
  20. Bacchus

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    if it's a fresh injury from bad form or something it's retarded to do rehab work on it... that stuff is for people chronic problems bro just take some time off. When you get back reevaluate your form, avoid exercises that hurt, profit.
     
  22. Bacchus

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    yeah, that's the plan.

    it's far from chronic at the point
     
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