So I was diagnosed with Patellafemoral Syndrome. Now the doctor recommends me to go to physical theropy. I was told I will never be able to full squat or dead lift again. My two favorite exercises gone. I just found that really hard to believe that my knee would never be able to perform these movements again.
I went to physical theropy for 4-5 weeks with some ultra sound and ice massage + exercises they had me do. So 5 weeks later, same pain, if not more. I couldn’t see paying 25 dollars a visit twice a week worth it.
I stopped going to physical theropy and never returned their phone calls. I layed off of all activity on it for 2 months but pain was still intense. I went online to check out my knee problem and looked at what was causing it and how the knee worked.
I have been front squatting with a J split, deadlifting and leg extentions from a 45 degree angle to build my quad which helps the knee cap align correctly. I have been taking cold showers and icing my knee right after lifting.
My own progress has been better than a professional physical theropist and the doctor’s recommendations.
I have had similar results with a destroyed bursa in my shoulder and 2 herniated discs in my back. Why is the doctor always wrong? All I get is, stop all activity for 3 months and take buckets of advil.
I’m sure people have had success with physical theropy and the doctors help but I’ve never had a doctor tell me something that helped.
I wish I could get payed over 100 grand a year to say stop activity, ice, take advil and see a physical theropist in 2 weeks.
The only time you’ll see me back at a doctor is for a broken bone or pain when I piss.