I got my pair of knee sleeves for 1 euro. Since all they do is keep your knees warm and apply a very small amount of pressure I don’t see how good “quality” ones would be better.
You also made me look around and found out I’ve been taking far too little fish oil. I’m going to double my dosage(maybe should even triple it now that I got the pain) and see what happens. Problem is its way expensive. Greece must have the most expensive supplements ever…[/quote]
I’ll try to find some cheap knee sleeves
Regarding fish oil you should buy liquid, and not capsules. Capsules are more expensive considering the amount of oil you get, and the recommended dosing is way lower than liquid (think about it - who wants to pop 15 capsules per day?). The one I use costs 18 USD for 300mL. 10mL gives me 2,8 g Omega 3, 0,8 g EPA, 0,9 g DHA and 0,4 g DPA. Mind you, I’m reside in Norway. Shit’s expensive here.
i found something on this site about the knee as a screw… that there was some mechanism that involves the tibia / fibula rotating… about how that can get a bit wacky with knee extension…
might be worth asking over on the injury forum or using the search function here to find articles on the knee. there are bound to be some pics of the knee structures and movement tests you can self run to figure out what is going on…
i meant that some people (who have large calves and thighs who squat with a naturally narrow stance) actually physically smash their calves into their thighs before they hit their natural bottom position. that puts weird pressure on the kneecap so is best avoided. i don’t have that problem. i can get to the natural bottom position without my thighs making contact with my calves (for a bunch of reasons).
using the stretch reflex in your hammies / glutes is okay. i mean, you will get stronger if you pause to break the muscular stretch reflex, but a smooth bounce out of there shouldn’t create problems for your knees.[/quote]
Ah, thanks I understand now. I won’t have that problem unless I build legs like Tom Platz
grab a lacrosse ball, lay on your stomach and put the ball just above your knee cap in your quad. Take your knee through flexion and extension. It’ll be like foam rolling but more precise. Tack around and see if you can find any nasty spots. If it hurts, stay on the area until you’ve made changes to the tissue. Work your way up your quad. Should help out.
Try a little foam rolling. The entire quad and it band. Doing it before warmup sets gets blood in there faster. I also put on the knee sleeves at home before driving to the gym so that they are already warm before I do anything.[/quote]
Squat looks fine…
Try foam rolling the quad, or digging in by lying on a tennis or lacrosse ball, also stretch the quad.
Also, try rolling the tibialis muscle (front of shin, outside tibia)
Thanks guys I don’t have a foam roller or a lacrosse ball, but I’ll test this out with a tennis ball and a PVC pipe.