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So inevitably I knew this day would eventually happen but I never thought it would be this bad.

So for probably the past 2.5 months, I've been having some serious sharp pains in (what seems to be) the top part of my knee. The issue is not the patella tendon. I've tried taking time off from squats/heavy quad training because of it, but the pain is still there. Tried going a bit "heavier" on squats yesterday (365x12 ATG) and woke up this morning and the pain has been quite intense, I've always been wearing my SBD knee sleeves when training legs but I'm just looking for some suggestions as to how I could possibly fix this issue. Thanks

Ps Going to the Doctor is my last option haha
 
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As you know I have my share of knee issues. You mention the top part of your knee but where exactly? Are you sure it is not tendon pain? You are too young to have osteoarthritis .... Not trying to be a dick but you kept on working out while you were already in pain which probably made things worse (been there done that, you know ....).
What have you done so far? Did you ice your knee regularly? I would stop squatting until you have seen a doc ....
 
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As you know I have my share of knee issues. You mention the top part of your knee but where exactly? Are you sure it is not tendon pain? You are too young to have osteoarthritis .... Not trying to be a dick but you kept on working out while you were already in pain which probably made things worse (been there done that, you know ....).
What have you done so far? Did you ice your knee regularly? I would stop squatting until you have seen a doc ....

Well I took about a month off from training quads in general (Still maintained a stretching routine though). Yes I've tried ice, I've tried heat, every pain ointment under the sun. Still no difference.

Once I noticed my legs getting smaller I felt I had to squat even though the pain was still there. I know it was probably not the best thing to do, but drastic situations call for drastic measures.
 

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I'd be going in to see a sports physiotherapist...by all means get an opinion from your doc, but as far as the most up to date treatments and movements for carrying on training legs without pain then they will be your best bet imo.
 
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A lot of ankle, knee and even all the way up to lumbar problems start from foot posture. Maybe you've been putting weight in the arch of your feet for years and this is your body's way of redistributing the load--by putting more on your knees. I swear this is such a huge problem with so many people I've worked with, and myself included. Rolling a lacross ball on it for example along with using a wood or metal long spoon starting from the heel and kind of zig zagging up definitely helps the arch. I've been doing arch work (lol) for 8 years consistently and I could have never gone as heavy as I did with deads and squats with no belt/straps/gear if it would have not been for this. I'd have flat feet too, as does all my family.

Another thing I'll do (trolls welcomed) is while showering I stand on one foot and focus my weight on heel, outer edge and palm of foot. If you've never done this it will really hurt and stretch, maybe all the way up to your tebialis anterior.

To this day if I don't do it for as little as 3ish days it'll be uncomfortable a bit when I do.
 
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I have a foot posture problem and have orthopedic insoles in all my shoes. It caused some imbalance which in turn caused the ITBS I have been dealing with for years -- and probably also my knee and back issues.
 
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I'd be going in to see a sports physiotherapist...by all means get an opinion from your doc, but as far as the most up to date treatments and movements for carrying on training legs without pain then they will be your best bet imo.
I'll certainly look into that, thanks for the suggestion Chev!
 
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A lot of ankle, knee and even all the way up to lumbar problems start from foot posture. Maybe you've been putting weight in the arch of your feet for years and this is your body's way of redistributing the load--by putting more on your knees. I swear this is such a huge problem with so many people I've worked with, and myself included. Rolling a lacross ball on it for example along with using a wood or metal long spoon starting from the heel and kind of zig zagging up definitely helps the arch. I've been doing arch work (lol) for 8 years consistently and I could have never gone as heavy as I did with deads and squats with no belt/straps/gear if it would have not been for this. I'd have flat feet too, as does all my family.

Another thing I'll do (trolls welcomed) is while showering I stand on one foot and focus my weight on heel, outer edge and palm of foot. If you've never done this it will really hurt and stretch, maybe all the way up to your tebialis anterior.

To this day if I don't do it for as little as 3ish days it'll be uncomfortable a bit when I do.
I'm gonna give those a try tonight, I really appreciate the advice. Thanks
 
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Cardio practices fortify the muscles that help your knee and increment adaptability, Weight preparing and extending do, as well, for cardio, some great decisions incorporate strolling, swimming, water heart stimulating exercise, stationary cycling, and circular machines...
 
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Straight Leg Raises. In the event that your knee's not getting it done, begin with a basic fortifying activity for your quadriceps, the muscles in the front of the thigh.

Hamstring Twists.

Inclined Straight Leg Raises.

Divider Squats.

Calf Raises.

Step-Ups.

Side Leg Raises.

Leg Presses.
 
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how do you know its not your tendon ? what you described is exactly the type of pain I had, I kept pushing through it and one day I ruptured my tendon. And trust me when I say this, you do not want that to happen.
 
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Old post, but I'll give an update: So I actually ended up going to a specialist, turns out it is an issue stemming from a partially torn meniscus. I'm trying to get scheduled for surgery but the wait times are horrendous. Leg training has been quite limited (mostly just hams and calves).

I actually began to focus on a lot of mobility work and implementing what @Samwall said, and it has actually helped reduce the pain by a lot. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the surgery over with so I can get back to training regularly.



Ps. Thanks for the advice Sam!!!!
 
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fuck sorry didnt realize some cunt pumped an old post...

there's been studies in Europe that meniscus repair can eventually cause more harm then good. I read this a while ago, not sure how much truth there is to this but worh looking into before you get the surgery done, wish you all the best. I know how it feels to have knee problems and its not fun!
 
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