My right knee goes crunch when I squat.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    Whenever I squat (the same way I've always been squatting without problems), my right knee feels like it's shifting outwards and the outside of my knee pops/crunches. It doesn't really hurt at the time, but either later that night or the next day, I will feel some discomfort in my right knee. I've also noticed that if I try to bend my right knee a lot, I'll experience some mild pain and discomfort in the joint.

    This is something relatively new and I took a short amount of time off to see if it would go away, but it hasn't. I'm about to go to the gym and I don't know if I should skip squats or not.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that I get that pop/crunch regardless of whether I have weight on my shoulders or not. If I stand up and do a body weight squat right now it will happen.
     
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    i dislocdated my knee a few years back, now it does the same thing. I really hate putting myself in such a dangerous situation, So now I take it easy. That was one pain that I never want again (6 mo of rehab to even THINK of walking right again)

    God damn meniscus
     
  3. Skeletor

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    I would beware of that. Sounds like dislocation is imminent (although really it isn't a gradual thing that works its way out like that, usually it just happens because you did something wrong). I would have a professional evaluate your form, take some more time off, etc. Do what you have to do. A dislocation or continuation of joint-wearing form is way worse than taking time off.
     
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    ^ yeah....dislocation is one of the last things I want.

    I went to the gym today and decided to try some different stances with a lighter weight and I found that a slightly narrower-than-shoulder-width stance with my toes facing forward was fine. I didn't really feel that discomfort in my knee at all...I'll see how I feel later tonight and tomorrow.

    In case your wondering, I used to squat with a slightly wider-than-shoulder-width stance with my toes pointed slightly outwards. I also switched from running shoes to basketball shoes to see if that would help. Time will tell.
     
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    Well it's later in the night and my knee still feels a bit funny. Lateral pressure on the knee (ie sidestepping) causes discomfort and mild pain...:mad:

    Thoughts?
     
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    Sounds like you need some ART/foam rolling/"the stick"
     
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    i read this as "my right knee goes to church when i squat."
     
  8. toeshoes

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    I have that in both my knees. The left one is worse. They hurt now to the point of not being able to walk when they crunch. meniscus, tears, and now arthritis. That shit is permanent.
     
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    do you squat jay? :naughty:
     
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    Please explain further. I have a 3' foam roller sitting behind me. I use it for my bigger muscle groups, but I'm not sure how to use it on my knee.

    Edit: On second thought, I'm guessing I need to use it on my leg muscles and not the knee itself :rofl: Is that right?
     
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    Jay squats her :eek4:
     
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    I had shitty knees for a long time (I couldn't kneel down and sit on my heels because of pain/weakness) due to skateboarding and a lot of falls. I started squatting and now, with the exception of this weird situation, my knees are much healthier. Try to strengthen your legs to take the strain off your knees.
     
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    Yeah, TFL, IT band, and quads
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    toeshoes, you realise with inactivity your arthritis will just get worse and your bone density will turn to shit.
     
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    Stop giving her advice, she's just a troll to this forum.
     
  17. toeshoes

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    no. what does that mean? and no, I'm not trolling anything.
     
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    The TFL/IT band roll was probably one of the most painful things I've voluntarily subjected myself to. My knee actually feels a bit better now. I'll roll on it some more tomorrow. How often should I be using the roller?
     
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    use the toilet like regular people, sheesh
     
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    daily
     
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    Does that go for every muscle group, or this one in particular due to my problem?
     
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    You can use it on every muscle group. :)
     
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    Well the tighter an area is the more frequently you need to work on it. Generally the spots that hurt the most are the ones that need more work.
     
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    i fianlly decided i am going to go get the MRI's and shit to see what is wrong with my knees and shoulders
     
  25. sam758

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    one of my knees is also creaky, let me know how the roller works out for you .. hope it works:x:
     
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