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Old 06-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
Teo Robinson
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possible knee tendonitis

Hey guys, new member here.

So, it seems I might possibly have tendonitis. At least that's what the doctor says.

Here is what my problem exactly is. I'm hurting just above the knee cap and to the exterior every time I bend the knee and put pressure on it. So squats, lunges, or trying to kneel. So I do believe those tensions might be the problem?

I am however fine walking or running, as long as I didn't over exerted it, meaning I didn't put much force on the bent knee so that once the pain shock happens, then even bending the knee in the air becomes painful for at least the remaining of the day.

Now the problem is that I cannot stop my physical activity for another 2 months. If I do it means I lose my job. I'd like to hear any suggestions you guys might have. Any gels I could use, any exercises after the day?

Thanks
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: possible knee tendonitis

check out Address deleted new post on patellofemoral syndrome, and old post on tendonitis
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: possible knee tendonitis

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Now the problem is that I cannot stop my physical activity for another 2 months. If I do it means I lose my job. I'd like to hear any suggestions you guys might have. Any gels I could use, any exercises after the day?

Thanks
This is always a tough situation. What do you have to do for your job? I'm guessing not deep squats or lunges? Best advice would be to modify your activity as best as you can for now. Let your knee rest some (1-2 weeks).

Figure out what's causing the knee pain: poor technique, too much squatting/lunging/pistols/knee stressing activity in your gym. I find that programming is the most important thing to fix when rehabbing and finding a permanent solution. (Weights too heavy? Squatting too frequently/too many sets/reps?)

I've written extensively about knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Here are some links to some rehab exercises and explanations as well as a recent podcast that really gets into the subject. All links WFS.

Part 1: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2866
Part 2: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2914
Part 3: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2942

Knee Pain podcast (Hosted by 2 athletes and doctors of physical therapy)
http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=3270

Let us know how it unfolds.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Re: possible knee tendonitis

What's your shoe situation like?

Have you been foam rolling?

Considered VooDoo banding?
http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/05/v...-femoral-pain/
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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What's your shoe situation like?

Have you been foam rolling?

Considered VooDoo banding?
http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/05/v...-femoral-pain/
If the answer is yes, and only seem to get temporary relief, chances are your problems is caused by something else. Most likely and issue with the ankle or hip.

The knee, similar to the elbow is usually painful due to other factors away from the joint. Unless there is direct trauma.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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The knee, similar to the elbow is usually painful due to other factors away from the joint. Unless there is direct trauma.
I completely agree. I had patellar tendinitis for two and a half years, which at its worst made it so I had to walk up stairs sideways or backwards. I had orthotics, cortisone shots, and 6 months of PT to deal with the issue. However, only when a bought a pair of FiveFingers did it finally get better. (Also, this is when I started CrossFit, and posterior chain work helped keep knee pain at bay.) This is why I asked the shoe question.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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This is always a tough situation. What do you have to do for your job? I'm guessing not deep squats or lunges? Best advice would be to modify your activity as best as you can for now. Let your knee rest some (1-2 weeks).

Figure out what's causing the knee pain: poor technique, too much squatting/lunging/pistols/knee stressing activity in your gym. I find that programming is the most important thing to fix when rehabbing and finding a permanent solution. (Weights too heavy? Squatting too frequently/too many sets/reps?)

I've written extensively about knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Here are some links to some rehab exercises and explanations as well as a recent podcast that really gets into the subject. All links WFS.

Part 1: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2866
Part 2: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2914
Part 3: http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=2942

Knee Pain podcast (Hosted by 2 athletes and doctors of physical therapy)
http://fitnesspainfree.com/?p=3270

Let us know how it unfolds.
Very helpful videos. I'm having the SAME problems, just didn't know why! Now I know how what I did to get myself here.
Tell me more about taping. I know nothing other than the VooDoo video posted above. ??
Also, someone mentioned shoes...what should I look for? Other than Nanos?
Thanks for the help! Glad to be on the boards!
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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Re: possible knee tendonitis

Nice articles, Dan. I'll listen to the podcast later.

Teo have you thought about knee sleeves?

Take a look at your hips. The other day my right hip was hurting something fierce ( I think from DL in mixed grip ) so my right knee was quite uncomfortable till I spent about 30-45 minutes of mobility work on the hip and my knee pain cleared up. Once I cleared up the hip, my knee felt a bit better (though it had to crack and pop a few times to readjust correctly).
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Re: possible knee tendonitis

The posts above will help you address the root cause, which you definitely need to do. But since it sounds like you have a physical job, a way to get temporary relief while working on proper rehab could be a band like this: http://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Jumper..._sim_sbs_hpc_1 (WFS)
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:49 AM   #10
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Hey guys, new member here.

So, it seems I might possibly have tendonitis. At least that's what the doctor says.

Here is what my problem exactly is. I'm hurting just above the knee cap and to the exterior every time I bend the knee and put pressure on it. So squats, lunges, or trying to kneel. So I do believe those tensions might be the problem?

I am however fine walking or running, as long as I didn't over exerted it, meaning I didn't put much force on the bent knee so that once the pain shock happens, then even bending the knee in the air becomes painful for at least the remaining of the day.

Now the problem is that I cannot stop my physical activity for another 2 months. If I do it means I lose my job. I'd like to hear any suggestions you guys might have. Any gels I could use, any exercises after the day?

Thanks
Ive been dealing with the same for a couple of weeks. I know thats what it is, I haven't been to the ortho (It takes a month to get in, plus you have to get the doc referral first. By that time I could, hopefully, be over this. ) I had patella maltracking issues when I was a teenager, so I am assuming its all connected- I had bad form on my lifting, knees went in, were maltracked anyway, and voila- now I have some killa tendonitis!

Is anything working for you? I got a compression brace- does nothing, KT tape- if it actually stuck it might help slightly, heat-no, ice-no.

Are you still lifting? Ive been having patella tendonitis for a couple weeks, been resting from WODs for one week. Im about to go insane!!! I feel like a slob. I guess I could hit the elliptical and it would be better than nothing, but Im really missing it. Esp when my husband comes home telling me about everything they did that night!
Id love to hear what, if anything, is working for you. I thought about just saying screw it and trying to power through a WOD today, but Im sure telling your tendons to "suck it up" isnt a great idea.
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