I am fairly new to T-Nation so I am not sure if there are any guidelines for posting injury related things.
I sprained my MCL a year ago in April 2010 and then again in jiu jitsu October 30, 2011 when my knee popped out during some sparring. I went to an orthopedic and was told that it was just a sprain. There was swelling and a lot of pain but nothing came up on the MRI as abnormal. I didn’t go to therapy, wore a brace and did some simple exercises at home. BW squats, foam rolling, etc. 5 months later and now both of my knees are in a lot of pain whenever I squat, kneel, bend, twist and now even when I sleep on my stomach. The ortho said that I have patella alta, meaning my patella tendons are too long making my whole knee instable but I have never had any knee pain before.
I am creating this thread to ask if anyone has had a similar experience and can hopefully tell me that it will just take a long time to heal and that I should be patient or should I get a second opinion on a different cause of the pain and discomfort?
Sprained MCL twice, still having a lot of pain after 5 months when squatting and kneeling.
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!