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  • TheBrad

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    Mar 15, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    I have been doing some intense leg workouts for the past 2 months and just as of last week...or maybe even 2 weeks ago, my left leg has been acting up a little. Its more around the knee region. Whenever I turn it sometimes pops (think of a sound when you crack your knuckles). But it doesn't hurt or anything...

    However, as OF last week there has been SOME pain whenever I apply pressure to it. Like for instance, I drive a stick shift and when pressing the clutch, the pressure from that sometimes makes my knee hurt a little. Ive laid off the intense workouts by doing less weighted sets and reps, which has helped to a degree, however I dont think that it may be enough.

    I havent applied any ointments or heated pads and I have been stretching often. I think I am starting to notice some swelling (maybe because I am paying too close attention to it that I am just fooling myself) and there is a little bit of resistance when bending my knee, however when doing that there isnt any pain.

    icon_question.gifAny suggestions???icon_question.gif

    (I know going to see a doctor is one of the answers but Im trying to figure out if there are any remedies before resorting to that)
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    Mar 15, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    You getting any bruising?
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    Mar 15, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I had a similar problem not too terribly long ago: pressure on the knee, slight swelling (left was OBVIOUSLY less defined than the right in my case), popping, slight pain when crouching or anything...

    I ultimately got over it just soaking it every night in a hot bath w/ epsom salt & sea salt (for about half an hour), and going easy on it. I'm no doctor or sports medicine guy, but I know mine happened after doing a pretty rigorous leg routine when I hadn't done one in quite a while. You could try a topical muscle relaxer around the area; tiger balm is what I've used for years doing martial arts, and it works pretty well.

    I thin probably the best thing, though, is just to go easy on it for a while, and soak/take care of it. Of course, if time begins to drag on, and it doesnt' change or worsens, I would def. have it looked at.

    That's just me, though. Best of luck with it!
  • TheBrad

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    Mar 15, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    dood saidYou getting any bruising?


    No bruises or anything. It just feels a bit swolen as if there is fluid underneath.......?

    Not sure.
  • TheBrad

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    Mar 15, 2008 5:27 AM GMT
    mtown_nerd saidI had a similar problem not too terribly long ago: pressure on the knee, slight swelling (left was OBVIOUSLY less defined than the right in my case), popping, slight pain when crouching or anything...

    I ultimately got over it just soaking it every night in a hot bath w/ epsom salt & sea salt (for about half an hour), and going easy on it. I'm no doctor or sports medicine guy, but I know mine happened after doing a pretty rigorous leg routine when I hadn't done one in quite a while. You could try a topical muscle relaxer around the area; tiger balm is what I've used for years doing martial arts, and it works pretty well.

    I thin probably the best thing, though, is just to go easy on it for a while, and soak/take care of it. Of course, if time begins to drag on, and it doesnt' change or worsens, I would def. have it looked at.

    That's just me, though. Best of luck with it!


    Tiger Balm aye?

    Yeah I have a friend coming up next week and said he was going to bring some. So I will give that a shot and I hope that that'll help. I will also give the soaks a shot too.

    Thanks for the advice!
  • D_Money

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    Mar 15, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    you should probably get it checked out. It sounds like either a problem with the cartilage or possibly a ligament/tendon that is out of place probably from overuse. While I'm not doctor, I have seen tons of knee issues. They are very common for us dancers.
  • TheBrad

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    Mar 15, 2008 8:27 AM GMT
    D_Money saidyou should probably get it checked out. It sounds like either a problem with the cartilage or possibly a ligament/tendon that is out of place probably from overuse. While I'm not doctor, I have seen tons of knee issues. They are very common for us dancers.


    Right on, D. If things dont seem to become a little better than they are now by the time my friends leave, then I am setting up an appointment.

    *crossing fingers*
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    Mar 15, 2008 12:55 PM GMT
    I've also been feeling pain in my knee the next day after doing leg presses. After checking information on the net, apparently you're not supposed to bend the knees more than 90 degrees when doing presses, otherwise this will strain the knee and back and cause joint problems later down the track.