Hey, guys! I have had pain in my left knee for like 3 months now. I was squating a lot and I thought my form was perfect at the time because I got stronger and didn't feel any pain but that changed. My knee ached a bit and i didn't even pay attention to it until it got really bad - to the point where i couldn't squat. As i said this was like 3 months ago.
The pain is in my patellar tendon, first only in the left knee but now its in both. I did some research and found out that this is supposed to be tendonitis. I haven't went to a doctor because in the country i live in physical therapists are retarded or they are good and expensive (i am 18 and in the 12th grade - no job and money). So I have tried to fix it by myself watching different videos on youtube and reading in a couple of forums. I tried foam rolling and it fixes the pain for the next 10 minutes or so. I rolled my quads, my gluteus medius and hamstrings. The other thing i tried was icing and massaging the tendon that did the job for like 30 minutes or less.
I took time off squating for a month and the pain decreased so i started doing some leg extensions and some light leg presses for high reps with close to no weight (extensions with 5 kg and leg press with 70) it felt a bit better so then i tried squatting again - did a couple of sets with the bar and then with 40 kg. I felt ok so next week i did 3x3 with 100 kg. The next week i barely felt anything till today - i couldn't even squat without any weight painless.
Oh and before i hurt my knees i fcked up my back and left hip because i got over excited and didnt brace properly and something popped (i went to physical therapy for the back and hip but i still lack mobility in my hips)
Because i havent squatted my deadlift feels terrible and today I noticed a huge but wink that wasn't there before - i am losing all kinds of mobility.
I think that is a lot of information, so guys if you can suggest anything i would be greatful.