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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone. My first post ever, but have been reading this forum for about a month now.

I was wondering if anyone has the same problem I have, or knows what may be causing my problem. The problem:
After about 4 hours of skiing, my knee caps start to hurt. It feels like I have a bruise on my knee cap. If I take my finger and apply pressure the knee cap, it feels like I have a bruise there. But there is no sign of a bruise, and the inside of the knee doesn't hurt, just the knee cap. And I haven't fallen on it during my ski day, either (ie, I haven't banged my knee during the day.)
Obviously, my next order of business is to get it checked out by my doctor. I have been skiing since I was 5. But I had about 6 years of no skiing until this year when I move to a place where I could start skiing again.

This is my first post here, and I hope I haven't blown it with such a weird question.
post #2 of 10

Welcome aboard. sounds like a trip to the doctor is in order. It could be a bruise or maybe a pull of some sort. I'll leave that up to your Doc.

Not a weird question. I'll bet someone has experienced something like it.
post #3 of 10
Go to a good Doc. It should hurt to go skiing.

Keep us posted.
post #4 of 10
A good doc, plus take a look at your equipment. Have an instructor watch your technique. Sometimes even the best skiers get into bad habits. Welcome and keep us posted!
post #5 of 10
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KeeTov:
Go to a good Doc. It should hurt to go skiing.

Keep us posted.

I must be doing something wrong. I didn't think it should hurt! I'm always trying to figure out how to make it not hurt while skiing

post #6 of 10
I am not a doctor but your symptoms sound very similar to mine. My doc told me it's "patellofemoral syndrome".

Here are good web sites for more info. The "knee guy" site is really helpful:
www.kneeguy.com www.kneepaininfo.com

I deal with it by building up my inner quad muscle at the gym, Advil, ice packs, and jacuzzis.
post #7 of 10
My question is does it only happen when skiing? If so, then maybe a boot alignment check is in order. As you ski your knee may not be tracking in the same plane and may wobble in and out or be placed in a position that strains it.

PS. Not a doctor, just using some deductive reasoning.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wow, I checked out the sites and sure enough, describes exactly what I'm experiencing. Of course, I'm going to the doc anyway, but the information contained in the sites is very good, and I've always known I need to get my legs back in shape. And the mere fact that my legs are out of shape eludes to my possible knee pain. Again, thanks to everyone for their support on this. I will keep you all posted.
post #9 of 10
Sure does sound like patellofemoral dysfunction. Too much squatting and flexing when your not in shape for it can cause it but I suspect so can improperly canted boots which can cause one to constantly max out knee angulation. Don't feel bad, my knees can feel that way after a few days. Glucosamine sulfate helps me. Hope things work out. skidoc
post #10 of 10
oops, thanks for the good eyesight. Should have said..it shouldn't hurt to go skiing.

Didn't have my fingers warmed up.
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