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muskz 01-07-2012 12:46 PM

Knee problems?
 
Hi,

I've been having trouble with my left knee lately and have recently notice that whenever I bend my left knee, my left foot twists outward.

Some information that may help includes:[LIST][*]I take no medication.[*]My high school football season just ended.[*]I'm 14.[*]When working out, I've been squatting a lot. (I'm 5"5, 135lbs and lift 205lbs for 4 reps of 6.)
[*]I feel pain whenever extending my left leg fully while laying down.
[*]My left knee feels fine temporarily after running.
[*]I have osgood schlatters in my right knee.[/LIST]
Help's greatly appreciated, but please keep in mind that my family's low on money and I don't have any insurance.

I will be happy to provide more information/do different exercises upon request.

Thanks.

- muskz

ArcticWolf 06-05-2012 09:17 AM

Re: Knee problems?
 
Hi :wave:

Not sure how much help I can be, but I have similar problems. I run varsity cross country/track, and lift weights a few times a week and during the seasons I often get knee pain. I've found that doing light warm-ups followed by a couple mins of stretching really can help. That could work alongside any sport (including weight-lifting) i'd assume. I also stretch afterwards.

Also when you weight-lift, do you ever shift up your routine? I understand that working specific muscles is important given a specific sport. But mixing it up you not only strengthen all your muscles (vital for football I'd assume), but you can also give your knees a break by not doing so many squat reps.

I know I'm giving you some rather straightforward information here, but hopefully it can help a little. Also, I do know one senior on our distance team who would wear a knee-brace occasionally. I never did it myself cause I feel restricted w/ one, but it seemed to work for him.

That is about all I can think of aside from spending tons of money to see a physical therapist or something. Plus, I'd assume you don't need to take things that far.

Anyway, best of luck next season! Hopefully things improve! :D


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