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Old 02-01-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
James Dent
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Beat Knee Pain

I just wanted to say how much Crossfit is helping me manage my knee injury.
I've had 2 arthroscopies, a Tibial Tubercle Transfer, OATS procedure, lateral release. 2 pins in my knee. This was 2003. Leg length discreptancy of 2.5cm. All on right leg. Used to run, and do triathlons. I don't run anymore but I do everything else without impact. I sub rowing for running on the WOD.

What has helped my knee most is stretching like this everyday (WFS):
http://sanfranciscocrossfit.blogspot...-my-quads.html

and heavy squats with strict form - heels down, knees out etc.
The videos, journals and everything else here is First Class. Thanks Coach!

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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Re: Beat Knee Pain

James: Dittoes all around. Three arthroscopies, ACL reconstruction (patella tendon). I'd stopped running a few years ago, went exclusively with the C2 for "cardio" (which was my entire workout for decades).

Discovered CF about 4-5 months ago, and there's been a noticeable diminution in knee pain---to the point where I've actually run a few times, comfortably, and will probably add it to the rotation. Haven't had any of those nasty stair pains lately, either, so I'm much more inclined to avoid escalators and elevators when possible.

I am guessing that this happy result is a consequence of core work (squats, deads, etc). These are exercises that I had really never performed before CF, although I had spent countless hours on Nautilus quad machines---which are OK for rehab, I suppose, but not much else in my opinion.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: Beat Knee Pain

Most knee problems (heck, ALL joint problems) are results of Limited mobility & Muscle imbalances + improper articulation/motor patterns

Doing proper movements help correct a lot of that, but sometimes specific work is needed.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys
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