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03/10/2018 at 8:55 pm #71869Mike Joyce
Could anyone offer some advice for using Voodoo floss above the knee and working on the suprapatellar pouch?I’ve been trying it, mostly wrapping towards the knee, and I feel like I may be missing something. The main thing is that as I flex and extend the knee it seems like the band is blocking the kneecap from translating superiorly when I extend the leg. Is this a problem? Also it seems like I get more shear in the back of the knee/hamstrings despite trying to apply more tension on the anterior portion of the leg.For a bit more detail, I have a bit of scar tissue above the kneecap from banging the area on a barbecue grate 15 years ago. It’s never bothered me much before, but in the past few months I’ve started to experience some discomfort and tightness around the knee and idk it the knee cap is tracking/moving the way it should. Hence the Voodoo.I’ve also been trying to use some tool work/gua sha on the area to hopefully break up some of the scar tissue.Any advice or input is welcome.Charlie
03/12/2018 at 1:57 am #77158Patrick ThomasParticipant
Are you working up/downstream of the knee?
Have you moved where you are starting the wrap?
Wrap above and below the knee?
A couple Pro Episodes and Daily M|WOD which address this area:
Pro Episode # 39 – Voodoo Floss Primer: The Knee
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Keep the band on for parts 2 and 3. If you need to take the band off during and re wrap that is ok.
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 – Voodoo Knees
Pro Episode: Treating the Dreaded Hot Spot
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 – Gua Sha (knees)
03/12/2018 at 2:35 pm #77159Mike Joyce
I’m definitely doing some work up stream of the knee with work on my quads, hip flexors, and adductors but I could probably try more work down stream. I have been using the voodoo above and below the knee. I think I get better effect above the knee when wrapping from the knee towards the heart so I’ll stick with that.Thanks for the links, I’ll check them out.Charlie
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