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?
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.
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!
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.