Well, no more deep squatting for me :wtc:

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  1. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I was squatting 360 for reps a few months ago; was having some knee pains in my right knee so I took a few weeks off. Pain never subsided, so I went to my gf's work (she works for a physical therapist) and it turns out I'm a freak. :wtc:

    Apparently, when I stand feet forward and lock my knees, my knee caps actually float a little bit instead of sitting in the sockets. To make matters worse, everything under my knee actually bows to the outside slightly instead of lining up directly under my knees.

    So the therapist gave me some knee cap stretches, and I had to change my squat form (more flare on my feet to line up my knees) but I still can't go past parallel. :wtc::wtc:
     
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    I'm assuming you mean your shins, and it's called being bull-legged - it's pretty common.
     
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    isnt it bow-legged?
     
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    Yea it is my shins, and it is bow legged. I didn't know if people would understand if I typed that.

    Oh yea, he also told me I have no arch in my feet, and I have a massive muscle on the inside that formed due to to trying to compensate. All of this happened because of hockey. :eek4:
     
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    Bowlegs can either be actual or apparent. Actual bowing is when the bone is curved. Apparent bowing results from medial rotation of the hip, hyperextension of the knee, and pronated feet.
     
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    change ur username to Dr. Ceaze
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    So are you saying there could possible be a chance to reverse it? I ASSUME (although there were no xrays done) that it was just because of my 19 years of hockey. No arch support in the skate FTL.
     
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    :uh:
    I've only ever heard it said not written, my fault.
     
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    "Treatment consists of shoe alterations and/or orthoses that support the longitudinal arch, exercises for foot inverters, strengthening exercises for hip lateral rotators, and stretching of the tensor fasciae latae if tight." (Kendall)
     
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    No you're right, but what I'm saying is my knee caps are NEVER in the right position. But the easiest way to tell that is when I lock out my knee just standing.
     
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    That's right he did say I could get orthodics. They're like $250 a pop and I should probably check whether or not my insurance will cover some. I just don't want to screw up my stride in hockey. :wtc:
     
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    CEAZE bowdown
     
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    Get a second opinion.

    About 10 years ago, my femur sheared off behind my kneecap. 2 surguries later, my patella was off-center - just like yours, it sounds.

    I did about 2 months of light physical therapy, learned how to wrap my knee, and eventually started weight training my legs. The combination of the therapy and wrapping helped center my patella and my strength training essentially cemented it in place.


    It sounds like your doc is pretty astute, but you shouldn't be banned from any activity if my case is an indication...
     
  14. Your kneecap is supposed to 'float' when your knees are fully extended... Notice how you can manipulate its position a little bit when you push on it from either side. :ugh: They are only locked in a position when your knee is flexed.
     
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    bent, sorta like that? no wonder I have so many damn problems with shin splints.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    exactly like that! Yea and as far as running goes, FUCK THAT. :rofl:

    EDIT: Try standing in front of a mirror with your feet a little less than shoulder width facing directly forward in front of a mirror. You look like a freak. :noes:
     
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    what the hell are you talking about? straighten your leg and lock your knee, if your knee cap floats you're FUCKED.

    EDIT: And I don't mean just straighten your leg, I mean LOCK YOUR KNEE. Squeeze those quads.
     
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    :ugh:

    My children will never play hockey.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    hockey > all sports

    It depends on how you take your stride. I've been playing for a looooong time and I'm not trying to brag, but I'm really fast and take a really deep stride. That's probably what did me in.
     
  20. No you dipshit. I'll repeat, your kneecap is only fixed into place when your knee is flexed. Otherwise, it does give medially and laterally a little bit. Do some fucking research.
     
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    he's talking about when his knee is flexed straight.
     
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    if the knee is straight then it's extended, not flexed
     
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    fucking hell :rofl:

    telling me to do research when you can't even understand simple concepts. :rofl:
     
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    thank you
     
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    What would exercise for foot inverters be?

    Hip lateral rotators = glutes?

    Are those enough if I can't get these shoes?
     
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