i have osteochondritis, (cartillage dies and flakes off, getting stuck in the joint), in my knee.
ive been advised to give up squatting and other lower body exercises. the physio said that the best i will ever be able to achive is a 30 degree squat.
has anyone else had this condition? how did you get around it, did you have to quit lifting?[/quote]
I’ve had and and it’s a bitch!
I had to stop all sports except golf and swimming for 2 years. But I’m back to full time lifting and all now! (oh I was also able to go back to wrestling and crew)
The best things you can do are:
1)Ride the stationary bike (it gets blood flowing to the knee which is what you need)
2)Get a good joint support, I like Andrew Lestmen(sp ?) Joint Effort
3) Lay off the lifting and keep getting the X-rays so you can see how the cartillage and bone are doing)
If you keep up the sports and lifting (Like I did) eventually the two knee bones will start smacking together (very painful). As a result of that the bone itself will start to lose blood flow and begin to die (as mine did). So I would def. suggest taking time off until the doc said its healed.
Sorry you have it, but you will be able to squat A2G again!