I know I should have been doing it all along, but for one reason or another it just never quite sunk in. Well, I was blind and naive but now I can see.
I swore that I had to have something seriously wrong with my knee. I assumed it was a meniscus tear or something like that. I’ve had pain for over a year and I’ve been sidelined from the gym for almost 2 months due to the pain in my right knee. Sitting for long periods of time, stairs, anything I did caused pain.
I finally saw an orthopedic doc who examined me for about 90 seconds it seemed and immediately said I have tendonitis kthnxbye. He said I should get PT and sent me on my way.
At that point I started researching how to get over tendonitis and found out about PFTD (Patellofemoral tracking disorder) which is what I think I actually have.
HOLY SHIT! After only 3 sessions of foam rolling my pain is GONE. My knee feels better than I can remember in YEARS. I do have some questions though…
The pain is my muscles is excrutiating especially along my IT band when foam rolling. I know it will eventually get better but does it hurt so bad just because i’m new at it or would it hurt more if I have a problem like tendonitis or PFTD (tight IT band causing patella to get out of track)
Could I possibly have such quick and dramatic results if I DO have tendonitis?
Either way I’m so glad I finally started using a foam roller and I will ALWAYS use it before squats and deads from now on