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Old 10-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
Matt Cusack
 
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also know as CHONDROMALACIA PATELLAE. I didnt get it from running more so steep hikes and climbing. But would like to hear if anyone else has delt with it and and suggestions for rehabing it. What sucks the most I am limited to what crossfit exercies I can do, nothing to hard on my knee.
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Matt,
Years of long distance bicycling left me thinking I'd have CMP for the rest of my life. Ice after working out helped as did stretching the quads but without a doubt the biggest improvement came from building strength with heavy squats and deadlifts. Yeah, I know, your doctor probably doesn't approve. Mine didn't either. I decided to listen to my knees instead and the pain is a mere memory.
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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I told this to my doc he punched me... JK.

Thanks for the info Carl.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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about how long did it take for your knee to start feeling fairly normal again
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:58 PM   #5
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I began to notice an improvement within 2 weeks - seriously - with a mix of squats or deadlifts 3 times per week. Normal? More like 4-6 wks. I laid off the offending bicycling during that time as well, although eventually adding that back in (gradually) was OK too.

Be sensible and, most of all, listen to your body.

Hope this helps you - docs don't seem to have much to offer on this one. One friend told me about the surgery his orthopedic did. Let's just say that didn't sound like a desirable option.
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:56 AM   #6
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did you wear a brace? Did you do any cardio?

Thanks again for all you help!
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:59 AM   #7
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Active Release Technique (ART), some chiro's do it but it requires its own cert. It can be a killer but it DEFINITELY works. I've got issues with my IT Band and medial quad (specifically they're fused together) ART works great. If only I had more time to go.
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Old 10-19-2005, 03:51 AM   #8
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Matt,

No brace - I have several (left over from other knee issues) and none ever helped with the CMP. Strengthening the musculature surrounding the knee works like a brace only better.

At the time, Crossfit provided all the "cardio" I could handle . :wink:

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