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Knee is... Weird


#1

Hi everyone,

I'm experiencing this weird feeling in my left knee: on the lower inside edge of the knee, (just below and to the right of the patella I can feel something that ... shouldn't be there, or that i've never felt before. It feels kind of like a tendon or something moving where maybe it shouldn't be. I'm experiencing no pain, and sometimes I can't feel it at all, but it will come back after engaging in certain activities that I suppose are putting stress on the joint(such as sliding down wet grass).

Other symptoms; there's been no noticeable swelling, and the 'weirdness' is most noticeable when my leg is slightly bent and i'm lifting it forward. keeping it locked out seems to mask it. I believe it was caused by having the knee cave inwards

Cheers,
Conan

I'm gonna go see a doctor/physio, but i wondered if someone might be able to shed light on what might be.


#2

not sure.

have you tried eva / drainpipe rolling the area? i get pretty sore in there from squats. releasing the muscles seems to help me, anyway. right along the length of the adductor but especially down by the knee.


#3

How long have you had this?

Do you remember a specific incident that caused the aggravation?

Do you SMR/stretch?

What exercises - especially lower body - do you perform and what is the typical set/rep/tempo?

Your situation can be something as simple as not enough smr/stretching/strengthening of the underactive muscles/poor technique. Or it can be something more serious. Regardless, you're making the smart move by having it medically diagnosed.

Feel free to keep us updated.