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Old 01-28-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
Elliot Royce
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Recently I've been squatting deeper than I have before and my left knee is starting to get sore just below the cap. If you put your finger on the bony part (the cap) and then move down an inch or so, there's a softer part which feels like a tendon and which has gaps on either side of it before you hit bone again (I should have studied anatomy).

It's not too bad yet, just sore, but since I know that my "sore spots" become problem areas quickly, I wanted to get any advice. So far, I've been icing it.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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massage your quads with elbow of the other side arm when sitting.

Does you pain resemble this:, Then you know where to press.


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Old 01-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
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i'm having the same problem.

the soreness is a little below the red area in the first picture.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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Yes, exactly. So the x marks the spot where I need to massage? Fascinating.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:31 PM   #5
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That worked almost instantly! Thanks for the tip Christian.
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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It's called patellar tendinitis. I have the same problem with my right knee after I run. The best thing for it is to rest but you can also ice down the area immediately after exercise to help reduce inflammation. Also, there is a strap(ChoPat strap) that can be used to put pressure on this tendon that is supposed to reduce pain and inflammation. I have used the above methods over the last few months, while not eliminating the problem, they have greatly reduced it.
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