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Old 11-16-2012, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This thread is twofold, one for anyone who might have knee issues - why not create a thread for a common snowboard injury - and two -for myself.

The inside of my right knee is a little tender/sore. This is mostly me being paranoid, but do I have anything to worry about? The tenderness is on the inside - if you were to sit down, knees at 90 degree angles, and feel that "ball" of cartilage on the inside of you right knee...thats whats sore for me. It hurts if I press on it, especially lower towards the back of the knee. I can walk on it fine.

Within the last couple of months I started lifting hard, something which I have not done in many years. I'm athletic and so wasn't too worried about ramping up to a fairly intensive core/strength routine to get ready for the season. I started out the first couple weeks with lifting smaller weight, and got into REALLY pushing myself the last two weeks, up until now. I've also been hiking and playing soccer the last two weeks, mixed in with lifting (squats, lunges, jump-rope).

So, should I be worried? I'm guessing I should just rest it and chalk it up to a tendon strain, although I know the MCL is on the inside of the knee too.

Do any of you ride with a knee brace?

Thoughts/advice are appreciated. I'm banking on hitting the doctor for a physical sometime soon anyways, so maybe that will help?

Thanks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lots of balance ball/board work makes my knees feel quite a bit better.
Get those smaller support/balance muscles working.
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Right on.

Can you recommend any exercises? Bosu balls at the gym I workout at, as well as the normal, big workout balls.

Ha. Balls.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, balls

Those half bosu balls upside down for squats (standing on flat side).
One legged squats on the round side. Even just standing on one leg on the round side for as long as you can.

I hear squats with smaller weight, higher reps is good.

I buggered up my ligaments on the insides of my knees playing indoor soccer. Physio had me work on them pretty hard and I think they came back better. Not much blood flow around that part so you've gotta work hard on flexibility/range of movement of the joint if it's been damaged.

I'll throw in the standard disclaimer - SEE A PHYSIO and don't listen to me
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Ha, no worries and I appreciate the response.

Looking at Bosu knee exercises as we speak.

Funny...I think soccer did it for me too. The social league I play in had a bunch of cancellations over the last few weeks from weather (Hurricane Sandy). Their solution for all the missed games? Schedule three, three hour-long games on Wednesday night. Three hours of soccer. You would think they would realize that most of us are not professional athletes, if not realizing we'd be playing DOUBLE the amount time professionals do.
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I read a couple places that hiking is a good way to get lower body in shape for the season, it prompted me to jump on the stairmaster regularly to simulate that at the gym . I subsequently read that the stairmaster tends to load up the front of the knee, and noticed this myself.

+1 on the squats on the balance board/half ball.
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This thread is twofold, one for anyone who might have knee issues - why not create a thread for a common snowboard injury - and two -for myself.

The inside of my right knee is a little tender/sore. This is mostly me being paranoid, but do I have anything to worry about? The tenderness is on the inside - if you were to sit down, knees at 90 degree angles, and feel that "ball" of cartilage on the inside of you right knee...thats whats sore for me. It hurts if I press on it, especially lower towards the back of the knee. I can walk on it fine.

Within the last couple of months I started lifting hard, something which I have not done in many years. I'm athletic and so wasn't too worried about ramping up to a fairly intensive core/strength routine to get ready for the season. I started out the first couple weeks with lifting smaller weight, and got into REALLY pushing myself the last two weeks, up until now. I've also been hiking and playing soccer the last two weeks, mixed in with lifting (squats, lunges, jump-rope).

So, should I be worried? I'm guessing I should just rest it and chalk it up to a tendon strain, although I know the MCL is on the inside of the knee too.

Do any of you ride with a knee brace?

Thoughts/advice are appreciated. I'm banking on hitting the doctor for a physical sometime soon anyways, so maybe that will help?

Thanks.
You probably have the same issue that I got. Kneecap not tracking properly. Try do a light weight leg extension. You should notice you can't put any significant force on it and hear grinding noises. ALso try looking at your legs when lying flat. If you lift weights then the body will shift the weight over to the uninjured leg, making it bigger.
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As your doctor, how many times to I have to tell you that you need more drugs and alcohol in your diet?

My knees are old and arthritic, I enjoy IT band pain after long days too.

Being a certified internet physician, I even have to constantly remind myself to consume more intoxicants.
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Glucosamine is your friend
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