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10/12/2014 at 1:54 pm #71158Jacob LewisParticipant
Hi guys,I’ve had this lingering issue with my right knee for a while now. I’m 22 and I just graduated college, I used to do crossfit a couple of years ago and I had no problem back then. I then stopped and started playing fencing for my school and bodybuilding. Since then, I’ve had isolated problems like tendinosis in my left shoulder, back pain and around a year ago my right knee pain started.At first I thought it was just a matter of the shoes I was wearing, perhaps also the way I’m standing. I had to work last winter part-time in a clothes shop and I was standing for long time, that’s when it got much worse. Lately I’ve gotten a lot more worried because now my left knee is acting up, and I’m guessing it’s because I’ve tried to not use my right knee too much. However on my left knee it feels in the front part, on the right side of the patella.I’ve read many of the discussions here and it seems that tightness in the hamstrings and glutes might be involved, and well to be fair my hams are actually really tight. I’ve tried to work on strengthening my quads and calves to support my knee better, but it hasn’t helped much. Additionally, every time I work on my legs, my knees start hurting.
Currently I’m having problems with both my knees and it makes me feel terrible since I don’t even feel like walking. I try to stay sitted most of the time because my knees bother me if I stand for too long. I just purchased a pair of voodoo bands, the Gemini and Supernova since I’ve read very good reviews regarding their usefulness for mobility. To be honest I’m kinda lost since idk where to start, or whether I should start strengthening certain areas or work fully on mobility.
I appreciate your help and hope to get some insight from you guys, thanks in advance!
10/12/2014 at 9:55 pm #75374Anonymous
Sounds like a situation that seeing a practitioner would be helpful.
It’s not a new situation and is not improving.
Finding out exactly what is going on is important.
Are your shoulder and back issues resolved?
Your standing position can definitely be a contributing factor to your knee pain.
Is your knee or hip overextended.
Shoes can be an impacting factor.
Is there tightness in your quads or calves?
Do you have full rom in your knee?
What is your ankle rom like?
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