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Knee Cracks When I Walk


#1

ive been on the smolve squat cycle for a week and a half. and ive noticed that my knee feels sort of weird. and it seems to crack when i walk sometimes and it worryed me a bit. anything i could do about this?


#2

Back in my competing days my knees would click or pop as I walked, particularly in the cold months that followed my federation's late October meets. What my ART/Chiropracter explained to me was that one of the 4 quad muscles was sorer/tighter in proportion to the others (I squat fairly wide) and it was causing my knees not to track properly as I walked. He fixed it in 1 visit.


#3

thanks for the info, what do you think i should do about this? maybe try to do a good amount of stretching? (im also squating pretty wide)


#4

Assuming your problem is the same as mine (mine was the quad that inserted on the far inside of the knee), I'd recommend an Active Release provider. I go to one in Dallas who is also a licensed chiropractor. If you can't find one you might try a massage therapist but I doubt you could get one who could apply enough force in such a small area.

My ART guy is basically breaking up scar tissue/adhesions with his thumb. He could probably be an effective interogator for the CIA but he works miracles.Good luck.