I tweaked my knee during a light set of squats. THis was actually at the beginning of my workout so i just stopped everything (which really sucks) and just did some shrugs/abs/hyperextension and reverse hypers. I can move my leg, i can walk properly, i can put weight on it but sometimes i'll just move a certain way and i'll feel a little discomfort. Not pain but discomfort. I've started to ice it.
Anyone know what this can be? The discomfort is more on the inside part of the knee next to the kneecap.
I have an off day tomorrow so no worries about rest and Tuesday is shoulders/back hyper so no real direct exercises that incorporate the knee.
Thread: Tweaked Knee
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what was the pain like. What it a constant sharp pan. Was it a quick payne that lasted a brief secound or so and wen a way. It could have been stress from a knees caving in or going over your toes.
Did it swell up. No offense at all but you could be over reacating cuz i know that injuring your leg in such a manor is scary. IMO you would really know for sure if you tore anything.
12-08-2009, 06:38 PM #6
General rule of thumb ... if it hurts more under load it's a bad injury and don't lift. If it hurts only when no load it could just be muscle or tendon pain from over stressing.
Since you did it squating I'm curious if your toes were pointed out properly with a wider stance. If not it could very well have lead to extra stress on your knee. Were you using a riser under your heal?
A few things you can do for strengthening the tendons in that area are setting a treadmill to max incline and a modestly lower speed. Walk forward, backward, and side step both sides. Try a min or two per postion and rotate. An ankle wrap for the cable machine can work as well.
As suggested physio can tell you if you have exess movement in the joint from either weak or injured tendons.My $0.02 is worth $0.03
12-08-2009, 06:57 PM #7