Before anyone storms on me for posting an injury thread, know this - I have scheduled an appointment with a doctor, but the only time he is available is around 2 weeks from now. Can’t go to any other doctors in the area, since my international insurance only works with this guy’s group.
So I haven’t squatted in 3 weeks, holiday and business travels and all, and started squatting again yesterday. I also got my first pair of WL shoes, Wei Ruis, and started using them for my squats.
Before the holidays, my squat max (high bar) was 225, not much i know. For Yesterday, I decided that i want finish that day light, with 3x5 165lbs.
On my last rep of the last set, I felt a sharp pain on, what I just learned to be, my tibial tuberosity, the bony upper part of my shin bone that attaches to the patellar tendon.
Finished that rep, but the pain lingered for a couple of seconds and then dissappeared. It still hurts everytime I push my knees beyond my toes, and if I directly put pressure (touching, kneeling) my tibial tuberosity area.
There was no swelling whatsoever, no pain/discomfort when walking normally, only when i touch it, or have weight on the leg while the knnes are forward to my toes.
Took NSAIDs, didn’t really relieve anything, since there was not that much pain to begin with.
Ordered a patellar strap online, should be arriving 2 days from now, see how that works.
Did a little online research on this kinda pain, the two biggest probabilities are
- Pattellar Tendonitis
- Osgood Schlatter (OSD)
The symptoms seem to really be close to OSD, however, I’m currently 22 and have stopped growing a while ago, nor do I have any history of OSD from my pre-adolescent years (did mostly swimming and boxing, no high impact to the knees)
I’ve also read that Pattelar Tendonitis pain can be anywhere from the soft, mushy, part of the tendon (smack in the middle of the tuberosity and the patella knee cap), to the kneecap itself, or directly on the tuberosity attachment (which my pain is).
So I’m assuming this IS Tendonitis, with the strain mostly on the lower attachements, over the tibial tuberosity.
I’ve been RICE-ing since yesterday, mild alleviation, looking to see how it feels a week from now.
I will probably refrain from ANY leg exercise for a week (which sucks because i just got my WL shoes, and I have a bball tournament i registered for)
After this week, if the pain alleviates, what exercises am I allowed to do?
- Bench? Pretty safe I guess.
- OHP? Standing OHP? I’m pretty sure push presses can be detrimental
- Chin-Ups? Don’t see why not, i never kip
- RDLs? I tried unlocking my knees enough to get enough hip ROM for RDLs, there was no pain since the knees were still behind my toes.
What y’all think?