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Knee Pain/Injury Today... What Could it Be?


#1

Hi guys, I think I injured my knee today while warming up for squats.

I was squatting very deep today while warming up for my worksets. At my 245 warmup set, my right knee gave out and I suddenly felt a sharp pain while I was in the squat position. It was a slight pop. But I was able to get the weight back up. Since then I've had a bit of problem walking and my knee hurts the most on the back area of my leg when I try to do a forward-backward cycle motion (Basically picking up the leg)

I am going to see a doctor about it tomorrow if the pain persists. But I was wondering if you guys have any ideas what it might be.

Thanks.


#2

it sounds like a minor hamstring tear, just see what the doc says.

PRovide some more specifics about the pop, where was it? was the knee unstable after? etc.


#3

The pain is all localized in the knee area. If I can describe it, its mostly inside the knee. But not directly on the kneecap.

Its nowhere near my hamstring. :-S


#4

When you said you couldn't flex (bend ) your knee I thought it might be that.
From the sounds of it is a meniscal tear.
Go see your doctor, they will perform some tests to verify if your ligaments are intact having ruled this out it is likely to be a meniscal tear which could require anything from 2 weeks of rest to surgery(which is generally a big deal).
The best you can do is to go see a professional.
Is your knee unstable at all?


#5

Knee is stable. I went to a Doctor yesterday. She thinks it's a partially torn meniscus. Told me to rest and stop squats for 3-4 weeks and see how I feel. The knee is really sore and I feel it doing certain movements, but I can walk.

I guess I'll just train upper body until then.