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04/25/2015 at 8:22 am #71345Tristan EnrightParticipantHi there,
I’ve noticed my knee problem since January 2014. I’m 26 y/o. weigh around 180lbIt’s a dull ache that seems to go across the patellar tendon on both of my knees (- as in from femur to tibia down). It is almost feels like something is stretching, its not horrifically painful but its aches enough for me to feel uncomfortable. I have had points where I had overuse/tendonitis like pain but in those cases it has been sporadic and cleared up after a week or so at maximum. Not 100% sure if that part of it is due to me compensating. The ache occurs during some movements:
On all of the above I have developed habits/dysfunctional movement patterns to avoid the pain, like for example with standing up I usually support myself with my arms.I have done some myofacial release and some static stretching but not been extremely consistent with it. Had some successes and occasionally I don’t seem to have the problem and manage to squat and/or deadlift. When I don’t have the problem my coaches are happy with the way I am moving its just when I have the ache I cannot move correctly at all.On March 6th this year I went to a local physio and she said I should static stretch my quads, calves and hamstrings. From then on I started regularly doing some calve stretches (One to bias gasroc and the other for soleus), couch stretching and some hamstring PNF with a band. Just not really seeing as much progress as I would like if anything that I was doing is actually effective.
- During squatting
- When bending down into the set-up for a deadlift or the power variation of a clean/snatch
- Dipping down for a push press or a jerk sometimes doesn’t feel too great
- Whole range of motion of a lunge.
- Finally and mostly annoyingly, when I try to stand up from a seated position, as I am standing up I feel the tension over both knees.
Any advise would be more than awesome. Thank you for taking the time to read.Sam
05/01/2015 at 8:52 pm #75990Anonymous
First, you need to be consistent.
No days off
Episode 59: Upstream and Downstream (knee-itis). And the Bear
Voodoo Band Your Patella Femoral Pain
Episode 107: A Friend Calls With Knee”itis” Below the Patella
Pro Episode # 39 – Voodoo Floss Primer: The Knee
Pro Episode # 35 – MWod Pro-User Request Friday: The IT Band Primer
Pro Episode # 31 – User Request Friday – Live from The Games: Patellar Tendonitis
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 1
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 2
Knee Pain? Got Full Knee Power/Range of Motion/Potential–Terminal Knee Extension Part 3
05/05/2015 at 11:10 am #76002Tristan EnrightParticipant
Thanks very much for the response Kaitlin, I will watch all of those. Thank you again.
05/19/2015 at 12:10 pm #76021Margaret WilliamsParticipant
Kaitlin I have a question regarding theDoes he explain exactly how this helps? I did what he did and I felt some relief but over a few hours the pain creeps back. is there a protocol for how many times to do it and what exactly to do with it?I have what I think is tendonitis (no inflammation) of my quad to patella.Deep flexion is what aggravates it most, its pops if I do squats (no pain) and most days now its a vague ache but will throb if worked on.currently I stretch my hips externally + internally, Hamstrings,calfs quads glutes. Use a ball to smash my quad and it band, a stick to get hammies. And I started adding in cardio but keeping it recumb bike – This makes it throb during, and stairaster which doesnt bother it at all.
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