I started to train football several weeks ago. The first time everything was in pain, but good pain, muscle soreness everywhere, especially in my thighs and abductors (lasted 7 days) due to sprints.
But after some sessions I felt a knee pain (left) the day after. It was so stiff that i couldn’t walk downstairs. It lasted a few days, then it was ok again, kinda.
We kept doing the things where I think my knees don’t like: The instant stopping while during sprints. My right knee was affected too. But not THAT pain, it was a sharp pain even though i could walk without problems. Pain is gone, kinda (1 or twice a day for a second it comes back) …
but since then my knees don’t feel RIGHT anymore, even though there is no pain they just feel wrong, stiff somehow, i can’t really tell.
I tried some stuff:
- foam rolling everything near the leg
- hitting the glutes
I am almost 33 years old, I did NOT do any athlete sports after i finished school with 20 (I was good in volley- and basketball, without any problems)
Then i started lifting with like 23 until now. Knee problems sometimes with squats, but got over it. In the last year (before football) I had ZERO knee issues, I can squat and deadlift with no problems. Football messed it up, not weight lifting.
History of issues:
- broken right ankle and tear years ago, the mobility is not really back
- left hip, the sacroiliac joint is blocked most of the times (after THAT my knee felt strange too, but no pain), so lack of hip mobility
- shoulder issues, but under control
wonder if the hip left and right ankle could cause some of the problems?
Now I dont know what to do, i skipped the left praktice, got me some orthopedic knee brace, but it doesnt solve the problem.
What about the right shoes for outdoor and indoor, could that be the prob? I always wear chuck taylors when deadlifting and my body feels fine. The first times i used running (!) shoes and i didnt get that they were the worst think i could do, so i even twisted my ankle.
Any ideas for good football shoes indoor/outdoor?
And I have orthotic shoe inserts (flat feet) which I only wear outside sports. I dont have a ground feeling when doint weightlifting in it.
I guess the strongest point is that I havent done anything in the last 10 years what really stressed my knees that way.
So. Help. Thanks.