Hi guys I have a question:
The other day I was at the gym squatting, and some big guy comes up to me and tells me that my knees are going too far ahead of my toes. He said I could try fixing it by practicing squatting in the smith machine so I did it:
1. It made no difference, I guess it's a flexibility issue. I'm working on that.
2. After about 2 weeks of training in the smith machine, I had some horrible knee pain in my left knee, which forced me to stop.
I figured I'd take some time off to let my knee get better, but it's been 2 months and the pain is not going away...and now my legs are shrinking
The pain is on the upper inner part of my knee and it usually hurts when I bend the knee in a certain position. I tried searching the forums for knee pain but everybody says something different. If it is at all relevant, my knees click whenever I bend them really fast (for as long as I remember).
My question is what could I do to make the pain go away: I'm taking fish oil, stretching everyday and today I'm going to experiment to see what other exercises I can do without causing pain. I'm going to buy some joint supplement when I get enough money, and I don't have enough money to see a doctor yet. Is there anything I'm missing or is the doctor my only hope?
If this is a redundant topic, I apologize, any help or links would be awesome. Thanks.