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wannebe91 12-20-2011 06:16 PM

Pain in knee
When I squat, I get a pain in my knee. Often a sharp one. Not happening all the time but enough to hurt. Somedays worse then others. Anyone know what is going on? It is like the pain is right behind my knee cap.

LtL 12-20-2011 06:29 PM

Sounds like what I felt last night. I think mine was caused by using too wide a stance and having less hip flexibility than my Grandad. My knees are trying to compensate for the lack of hip flexibility and where I have Osgood Schlatters in my left knee, it's still slightly weak and folds in.

This is of course all conjecture as I am far from a qualified medical professional.


Off Road 12-20-2011 06:33 PM

Best to see a doctor about pain, and post a video so we can check your squat form.

I used to get knee pain from squatting because I was using poor form; trying to go straight down and straight up again. I introduced a box to cue me to sit back more and use my hips and posterior more. No more knee pain.

Pull14 12-20-2011 06:55 PM

The less severe knee injuries are usually straight forward and for the most part easy to diagnose (compared to say, shoulders). Take a look at the link below and see if you can narrow the issue down if for no other reason to have an idea of what your dealing with.

Knee Pain

In the mean time, considering using small doses of anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) before and after training. If you haven't already, pick up a pair of knee sleeves, these will help keep the knee warm (can help a lot) or light wraps such as ace bandages if you think its a knee-tracking issue --- I use ace bandages to keep my left knee "inline" and provide a little warmth when pain creeps in from time to time.

Another thing that has helped a lot of people I've come across with knee pain; make sure you staying on your heels during both the descent and ascent. Coming onto the front of the foot puts a lot of pressure on the knees.

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