When I squat I get pain at the very top of my knee. It' like the top of the knee cap actually hurts.
I do full squats (go past parallel) and the pain STARTED when I commenced the full squats. Before that I was doing half squats and there was no knee pain. So i'm quite confused because i've heard from a variety of sources that full (ass to ground) squats are better for the knees.
Also, last night I went to a power lifting training session at my university to get some help on my form and now my knees are killing me. So, there I was getting coaching from qualified lifting coaches and my knees are the worst they've ever been. I'm very confused, because my technical form was the best it has been.
They were telling me to bounce off my knees though, which didn't intuitively seem right to me. They said to go down fast and bounce out of the bottom explosively. I think that's what screwed up my knees the most. Either way though, they've been crackling a popping when i do my full ass to ground squats (even before I did the power lifting style). And to clarify, the pain is at the TOP of my knee cap.
Any advice? I was thinking of seeing a physiotherapist to determine if there's anything wrong with my knees. I have extremely flat feet (but I wear orthotics) and I thought that might have something to do with it. Because my feet collapse in, it may put additional pressure on my knee joint....
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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