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Old 11-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So did my first day yesterday, it was epic...

But within an hour or two i started to get pretty bad pain in my knee's. I always tend to get it while snowboarding, i just have to make a cautious effort to keep my knee's bent and not so tense...but even doing that it started to hurt...
Obviously i dont want to ruin my knee's before im 30...so any ideas? I was thinking of picking up a supportive Knee brace at the pharmacy or something and putting it on.

It sucks to have to stop because my knee's hurt when the rest of my body isnt tired...im not sure if its something that will just slowly go away as i get back into the movements or not..god i hope so...
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Picking up a knee brace isn't a bad idea, it could possibly alleviate any pain you have. I'd say it's worth the $5-$20 depending on what you get.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats what i was thinking..i mean i could just pop an Aleve or something every time before i go up....but thats not really good for you lol..
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It also isn't helping the issue, it's hiding it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are your bindings adjusted properly to suit your needs? I found that most knee pain typically happened when I whacked out my binding angles to something like 21/-18 or something like that at an obnoxiously wide stance for my frame. Try strengthening exercises as well, it's typically not the greatest idea to rely on a brace, seeing as it's more of a crutch than a proper tool. And the biggest thing of all, get that knee checked out, there could be something more going on than a bit of soreness.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a torn ACL in my right knee. I wear a $1500 knee brace when I ride. When it starts to hurt I usually resort to the Tylenol approach. Def not good for you, but sometimes you just do what you gotta do.
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Look into PT if you can...mine stresses that strong hips make strong knees.....don't mess around if you can afford to do something about it, you only have your body once.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely see a doctor about it. You never know, something could be wrong with it and it can only get worse.
Other than that, supportive insoles may help, Several excersizes to strengthen your leg muscles (Things like single leg squats, working on technique and proper form without weight.) I agree finding a comfier stance may help.

Do you ever get pain doing anything else? Hiking... long walks anything of the sort?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It could be my stance, i did adjust it a bit this season...trying to remember what i had it set too last season..doh...

And no i dont get sore knee's doing any other physical activity, walking, stairs, working out, outright sprinting..nothin..

I gotta mess with my stance some, maybe bring it in a notch as i am not riding totally whacked out angles..i think -12/9 or something like that...which is close..i remember riding -12/12 last year for most of the season..

Honestly i think it has more to do with not eating the bounces properly with my knee's, i am probably fighting it too much and putting pressure down on my foot rather than absorbing it all...its not a pain that sticks around either..or is bad enough i cant go on..within the minute or two ride up the lift its mostly better...it just snowballs eventually where i gotta stop for an extra few minutes...
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I'd try a mellow stance angle, ie) +12/-5. Another thing may be your boots. I know with running shoes for example, after I put a certain # of Km on them, the cushioning starts to go and I get a pain in my left knee. I don't know if you're constantly stomping landings or riding hard, but if you have older boots and the cushioning in the soles has worn out, than it's your joints (ie. Knees) absorbing that repetitive shock. How do they hold up during regular exercise?
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