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Janky knee rehab/prep

hey to my damaged brethren...my front knee took a few good whacks on the outside of the kneecap this summer. hurts on and off, in a very wierd way sometimes, like it could be about to 'go', aka Janky as hell. i don't know because i've (knocknock) never had any knee problems before, but i do want to fix it up as best i can before Dec 7

anyway...a trip to the doc aint gonna happen, but i'll do whatever at home i can to get it ready for the season. be it rest, excercise, grandma's poultice recipe, or voodoo

anybody had knee rehab? any thoughts or prescriptions?
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hey to my damaged brethren...my front knee took a few good whacks on the outside of the kneecap this summer. hurts on and off, in a very wierd way sometimes, like it could be about to 'go', aka Janky as hell. i don't know because i've (knocknock) never had any knee problems before, but i do want to fix it up as best i can before Dec 7

anyway...a trip to the doc aint gonna happen, but i'll do whatever at home i can to get it ready for the season. be it rest, excercise, grandma's poultice recipe, or voodoo

anybody had knee rehab? any thoughts or prescriptions?
Here is a short list:
See Dr. and get an idea of what it is. mri is recommeded. usually they can do a short term fix of cortisone shot to stop pain and swelling this should last season if issue is not bad.
Even if you are not going to address it, it can help

A good brace like Don Joy Reaction

After that
1. ICE (polarcare machine if you can get one)
2. ICE
3. Advil/Aleve (reduce inflamation)
4. Stretching
5. non impact Quad work outs
6. Bike
7. Tiger Balm
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I have your same problem. In the summer I work on charter yachts and jumping off the ship onto the dock all summer really took a toll on my left knee. I refuse to go to the doctor solely because I am worried they are going to put some type of crazy contraption on it. The best thing to do is go out to your local Rite Aid or Walgreens and grab a good knee brace and hit the gym to strengthen it. It might sound crazy but lifting will help as long as its just knee pain and not debilitating pain. I have been doing Squats, leg press, leg extensions, and step ups with my left leg. Do all of those at low weight with high reps. Then ice it down when you are all done. It has helped mine tremendously. Wearing the brace is key to give you knee support while its healing so do skimp out on it. Find one that fits good and puts good pressure around your knee cap.
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what brand is that one larry? so, a brace w/ all the side bars and such, not just one of the neoprene sleeve?

nice post Zac, i'm on it

this is a skate injury, a few to many kneeslides/slams on crete in pads that were not quite thick enough apparently
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Its Don joy

It fits way better than sleeves 4 adjustable points. It is a stiffer flexible rubber meant to distribute load this is used by us ski and snowboard team
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You really should find out what is up with it. Knees are complex, it could be an easy fix. My ex wife was at a point where she could barely walk up stairs (I was heartbroken and losing sleep worrying and feeling so bad for her). The mother of one of my sons friends works in therapy and after looking at it basically showed her how to tape the cap a certain way and pain gone.

My daughter on the other hand after her ACL uses a Don Joy. More for ease of mind than anything else as in theory she's good as new.

Just saying, get 10 people in the room with knee pains and you'll get at least half that many diagnosis and remedies.

Oh, and then add my knee which has hurt for 15 years and is part of the reason that I stopped skiing which since day 1 of riding hasn't hurt at all.
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get a proper diagnosis would be the first step. Do you have pain at times and not other times? Pain when straightening and flexing? inside or outside? It it just feels "loose" you may just have some laxity in the joint from a few too many hits, which you will just have to live with. If so, you will just always have to keep the muscles around the knee strong. Not only quad, but hamstring is very important. And stay flexible. It can be managed quite well like this.
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Yea don't just get a sleeve. Mine is neoprene with a plastic ring around the knee cap for support and hinged medal rods on either side to keep my joint sturdy. The sleeves are only good for preventing injury in the first place
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if it hurt any worse, or often i would def be seeing a doc. even today there has been no actual pain, just feels wierd. if i can't get it back in shape by Dec 1 with the recommendations so far i will get it looked at. Thanks Y'all
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