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Old 12-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

So I'm debating whether or not go to riding for the first time this season at Snowshoe in WV on Friday. Nothing else around me is even close to opening and I've had the itch since March when I last rode. Only problem is, I was working out about 6 weeks ago and hurt both of my knees doing squats. I finally went to the doctor last week and he told me that I probably have patellofemoral pain syndrome which is a huge pain in the ass.

Right now I can do body squat motions pretty painlessly but I'm worried that after a day of riding (I'd probably only stick to blues to be a little safer) that I'll make my knees even worse and delay recovery. The problem with this is that I've got a trip scheduled to go to Park City the first week of January and I want to be in tip top shape for that.

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with this knee problem before? Any suggestions of what I should do? Just wait it out and ride for the first time in Park City, or give some easier slopes a shot on Friday and see how it goes with the risk of making my knees worse and completely fucking up Park City.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=inpajamas;548113]Hey guys,

So I'm debating whether or not go to riding for the first time this season at Snowshoe in WV on Friday. Nothing else around me is even close to opening and I've had the itch since March when I last rode. Only problem is, I was working out about 6 weeks ago and hurt both of my knees doing squats. I finally went to the doctor last week and he told me that I probably have patellofemoral pain syndrome which is a huge pain in the ass.

Right now I can do body squat motions pretty painlessly but I'm worried that after a day of riding (I'd probably only stick to blues to be a little safer) that I'll make my knees even worse and delay recovery. The problem with this is that I've got a trip scheduled to go to Park City the first week of January and I want to be in tip top shape for that.

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with this knee problem before? Any suggestions of what I should do? Just wait it out and ride for the first time in Park City, or give some easier slopes a shot on Friday and see how it goes with the risk of making my knees worse and completely fucking up Park City.[/QUOTE

I lost 50 pounds and it went away. Thats just my experience.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea, I know weight is a huge contributing factor when it comes to knee issues but I'm about 5'8'' and 145lb so I don't think weight is my problem here. I think I was just pushing a little too hard when I was working out. I guess i could stand to lose 5 or 10lb, but I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I know it sucks, but I would probably wait. I mean it would be nice to go out and ride this friday, but firstly, the weather sucks right now and secondly your going to be at Park City. That will be a hell of a trip, save your knees for that. Get better.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Stop weight lifting now. Do not train during the riding season. Stationary bike or actual riding of a bike, is great for the knees.

Do some yoga, meet some hot yoga chicks, relax, dont think about it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

So I'm debating whether or not go to riding for the first time this season at Snowshoe in WV on Friday. Nothing else around me is even close to opening and I've had the itch since March when I last rode. Only problem is, I was working out about 6 weeks ago and hurt both of my knees doing squats. I finally went to the doctor last week and he told me that I probably have patellofemoral pain syndrome which is a huge pain in the ass.

Right now I can do body squat motions pretty painlessly but I'm worried that after a day of riding (I'd probably only stick to blues to be a little safer) that I'll make my knees even worse and delay recovery. The problem with this is that I've got a trip scheduled to go to Park City the first week of January and I want to be in tip top shape for that.

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with this knee problem before? Any suggestions of what I should do? Just wait it out and ride for the first time in Park City, or give some easier slopes a shot on Friday and see how it goes with the risk of making my knees worse and completely fucking up Park City.
Unless you did something really stupid like 2x what you normally do, worked out heavily without a bit of warm up, or jumped out of a building 3 stories tall - then I doubt that BOTH knees have perma damage.

It sounds like a typical strain of the ligaments and/or muscles. Did they talk about warm/cold compresses?

By the way, you are IN LUCK when you say you will probably stick to the blues. That's all that is open out there . Mostly greens and a few blues.

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damn...i think i'm going to play it safe and just let my knees recover some more. no reason in risking the entire season just for a day early on.

i appreciate the input guys. good luck finding some good riding days. hopefully the weather turns around soon.
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Exactly, definitely wait for Park City! I would not do any exercising to let your knees rest as much as possible. If you must do exercising, try doing it in a pool (hot water best).
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I'd do some swimming or fairly mellow bike riding just to build up some muscle around the knees and to keep the circulation going for healing purposes.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Give it Another week or 2 then are a couple half days out of the question? stay away from high impact or major torque. It would be nice to get ur legs back and rust off prior if its going to be a short trip.

In the mean time listen to wrath^^ and stretch.

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