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Knee problem due to stance set up?

post #1 of 4
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Hey all. I've got myself in a problem recently in that I damaged the cartilage under my knee cap from boarding. Now it seems its occuring in the other knee as well after a 2 hour session at castleford yesterday. I dont know whats casued it, as I never felt any sort of pain. Been to the doctor and now have to have physio to get it back to normal.

Can the stance width have this sort of effect on knees?
Be great if anybody who has had a similar problem could comment and suggest any solution. Thanks.redface.gif

post #2 of 4

so if you're not feeling pain, can you describe the effect of the damaged cartilage and how it compares to "normal"?  

Anything you do your body reacts.  

Your parents saying 'sit up straight and don't slouch" and all that does have an effect.

 

On the flip side,  people with imperfect bodies can "straighten" themselves out to improved form, through braces/biomechnical physio training, (as seen in forrest gump), even if it maybe painful or what the body doesn't want to do "naturally".

post #3 of 4

If it's diagnoses as "under the kneecap," it's chondromalacia patella, more typical of long distance runners. Probably not so much a stance issue as an overuse of an initial acute injury (maybe from a jump?) that hadn't settled, assume you are in a slightly crouched position on the board. After a while the kneecap begins to track incorrectly. The usual treatment is strengthening the vastus medialis (the part of the quad that produces a rounding on the inside of the lower leg above the knee.) through weights. Take it easy while in PT. You won't notice a dramatic recovery, just a gradual reduction of the pain. And I'd avoid jumps with the leg flexed and the weight back...

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just thought of this, but I re-read your post, and if you are already signed up to go to PT, then ask your therapist this question.  

 

He/She will know best about your particular diagnosis/treatment, as well as what particular activity/positions may be good or bad.

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