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12-06-2006, 03:04 PM
Couple of weeks ago I started getting slight pain in my right knee when going below parallel in the squat. The pain is usually associated with a pop in the right knee only. At the time I did feel that I was squatting unevenly for some reason, like one side was pushing more than the other. However, my knee feels ok during deadlifts and step-ups.
I'm guessing just back away from the squats for a while then periodically test myself to see if the the pain has gone away. Step-ups could iron out any imbalances that I may have. That my novice perscription. Any advice?
12-06-2006, 05:42 PM
Pop and Pay...I mean Pain (see message title for joke) can't be good. No doctor here, may be inflammation acting up? Change the diet up any? Other than that...stretch the quads, hams, etc...see if that helps any. Anything more serious go to a doc.
Eva Claire Synkowski
12-06-2006, 05:54 PM
i too have right knee pain during squats. dont know exactly where your pain is (and the popping with pain is no good)- but mine's from super tight IT band. if youve got a foam roller around, try it on your IT band. if you've never done it before, its about as comfortable as foam rolling your quads - youll know if its tight!
12-06-2006, 06:24 PM
I've used a tennis ball on my IT bands and it hurt, but it wasn't enough. Neither was a regular foam roller. I had to go to a piece of PVC for the pressure I needed and it made me cry.
Eva Claire Synkowski
12-06-2006, 06:30 PM
dude - that is hard core. i would rather stick a fork in my eye than pvc my IT band.
12-06-2006, 06:47 PM
It hurt so good. I broke out into a sweat doing it.
12-06-2006, 07:49 PM
I've got the same thing.
(And c'mon Shafley, man up and use the golf ball!)
12-06-2006, 08:34 PM
definitely foam roll and stretch the ITBs and rectus femoris. if that RF especially is tight and/or choppy, it can tug on the knee cap and create those tracking issues and accompanying pain. try luinging and grabbing the back ankle to really hit the RF, or put the foot up on a box, ball etc.
12-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Just curious, do you do any "leg extensions"?
"These researchers also found that open-chain exercise (leg extensions) produced more rectus femoris activity while closed-chain activity (squats) increased recruitment of the larger, more powerful vasti muscles
Ask anyone "in the know" and they'll tell you that rapid and strong vastus medialis recruitment is imperative for knee health — and VMO function is the first thing to go in the presence of knee injuries. Why would we want to do an exercise that promotes delayed firing of the muscle?
Moreover, the rectus femoris is an extremely common cause of knee and hip pain in lifters due to excessive trigger points and poor flexibility; the last thing it needs is more direct work! What it does need is lots of soft-tissue work (foam rolling, massage, ART) and dynamic and static flexibility attention."
12-08-2006, 02:44 AM
I had a similar problem a few years ago and solved it with lots of advil, ice ITB stretches and lunges. Nothing new in this pot but I thought it might help to reinforce.
12-08-2006, 05:00 AM
sheesh...pvc, golf ball...you people are crazy! My wife looks at me weirdly enough when I'm rolling around the living room floor on a piece of foam and a tennis ball.
12-08-2006, 05:24 AM
That's nothing compared to the looks I get at the driving range....
12-08-2006, 08:34 AM
Mike, no I don't do leg extensions.
12-08-2006, 11:18 AM
come on neal be honest. we all know you do leg extensions if you cant get your turn on the thigh abductor. It's ok... we still accept you
12-08-2006, 02:10 PM
Really? I... I... I love you guys!!!
12-09-2006, 08:16 AM
that's right Neal...let it all out amigo...
12-09-2006, 09:25 PM
If I don't squat, my knees hurt.
Lately, though the combination of knee traction using jumpstretch bands and the jumpstretch flexibility routine is making them feel good enough to consider another season of rugby. 7 years after my last.
Ill advised? Yeah.
12-21-2006, 04:25 PM
Ok, I was re-reading Rip's book, and it talks about an uneven bar placement. I don't know if I had an uneven bar placement, but the bar I was using was starting to fall apart, and the shoulder thing that keeps the weights from sliding in was broke and while doing my sets it would pop off and let the weights slide in a inch or two. The uneven weight distrubution from this would be similar to an uneven bar placement.
If this caused my knee injury, which still hurts anytime I approach parallel, what sort of injury do I have? How should I treat it?
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