Wraps - weird feeling in my knee

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  1. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    I started up squatting again about a month ago after a decent hiatus off due to back healing (over a year :wtc:)

    My back is fine but now my right knee feels like it's filling with fluid/becoming "tight" any time I squat. It doesn't look swollen, it just feels like it's full of it, almost like it's got a nice pump going. The feeling disappears within 24hrs

    I know we're not doctors here, but is this what people are wearing wraps for? I definitely had more of a powerlifting take before my time off (wide stance, parallel, etc) and my max was around 300 and some change. Nowadays I've been squatting ass to grass or off of a 13" box but usually only with 115-185x12 (two sessions a week)

    I really don't want to have to stop squatting again, other than the deadlift it's my favorite exercise, but I just came back inside after two sets because I'm nervous I'm going to fuck something up. I can push through the pain, but I've learned it's not worth it and will definitely get me in the end.

    I can overnight wraps but I guess I want to know if this sounds like something they'll help?
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    get knee sleeves, not wraps

    maybe you're squatting wrong :dunno:
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    I rather doubt I'm squatting wrong, wish I had a vid cam to see for sure though.

    Now every time I straighten my knee it pops and pressure is relieved :hs:
     
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    yeah bro... thats not good
     
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    Wraps will not help with knee pain. Neoprene sleeves might but you may want to get an MRI.
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    :wtc:

    Thanks guys
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    So I took about 5 days off and squatted again last night. Instead of pointing my toes out a bit (duck foot) I turned them straight forward. I only did three sets to try and keep the stress down, but didn't have any problems where I normally would have noticed during or after the first set.

    Anyhow, just for future reference/searches - it's something to try :/. Hopefully I can keep it up.
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    Go to a doctor dude
     
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    my left knee does this on a lot of leg days. I've had mri's done and nothing. I think its just overuse on one side compared to the other. Mine pops too. Gets pumped up around the tear drop.
     
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    good just be lack of cartilage etc...
     
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