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Old 02-03-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
Mark Meekins
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My knees have been bothering me. My right one specifcally. When I squat ecspecially below parallel my knees start to hurt. Mostly my right one. When I am squatting down I feel alot of pain in my right knee. It feels like it comes from the right side of the knee, and the bottom of the knee. Dont know what it is. I hav'nt gone to the doctors yet to get it checked out. Wanted to see what you guys think about it first before I go. My knees also pop for a little bit when I am doing squats. After my knee gets warmed up it goes away though.

Dont know whats wrong with me. Maybe I am weak in those areas, or something. Just thought I would do some bodyweight training for awhile to build up a good base of strength, before hitting them weights again as I think that is whats injuring me.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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Sounds like an overworked vastus lateralis muscle to me. Does the pain distribution look like this: http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk...slateralis.JPG ? Then massage where the crosses are. How to massage - see http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/14941.html.

Good luck, and fast recovery,

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Old 02-04-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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Ok Ok. I just did a test to see where the pain is coming from again. This time I put my hands around my shins, and use my own restaince while just using my lower part of my leg to push out. I felt pain on the right lower part of the knee, and pain seems to go downward from there. Is this in the same area as you discribe the pain was comming from before, or is this an entire new area?
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Oh yea. The back of my knee feels tight also.
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:32 AM   #5
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Mark,

also check this:

- http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk...hamstrings.JPG

and this:

- http://www.triggerpoints.net/userfil...trocnemius.jpg

If you feel unsure about the pain, go to the doctor.

Good luck,

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Old 02-06-2006, 08:25 AM   #6
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Well below parallel squats are oft espoused withing these threads but personally I feel they are detrimental to knee health, if you stick with parallel the problem very well might go away.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:25 AM   #7
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Detrimental to knee health? Would you please offer some 'science' to explain?
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:29 AM   #8
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The next time you perform squats, please do them in front of a mirror, if possible to watch the 'tracking' of your knee. Be sure your knees are tracking over your toes, and straight up and down throughtout the entire ROM.
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:48 PM   #9
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instead of having us armchair experts try to diagnose your problem, have it checked out by a sports physician. But do take Skips advise and at least make sure your knees are tracking over your toes with no kneeing-in or out.
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