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    What the balls have I done to my knee?

    Ahoy, folks. Yes, I've used the 'lolz serch fucntion n00b,' and haven't found an answer to this question in particular: what have I done to my knees?

    I used to have a bit of an obsession with XMA bullshit -- this was years and years ago, mind. I had no one to teach me how not to **** myself up while trying things I shouldn't, so I used way too much force when teaching myself things such as, oh, an aerial cartwheel (at least, I'm assuming that a forty-foot run is too much force).

    Now my knees (my right far more than my left) have been hurting intermittently, but only when I put 60%+ of my weight on one leg at a time when the knee's bent around 90. There are occasional cracking noises which aren't painful in and of themselves, and it feels as if something's shifting inside the knee when that happens. When this happens, the knee hurts far less for a while.

    I'm planning to get someone qualified to take a look at 'em when I get back to college this fall at SUNY Albany (NY), also the time when I'm planning to take up a bit of groundfighting and actual sparring, but in the meantime I'm just trying to strengthen them with Hindu squats, which seems to be working to some degree. Do you guys have any idea what I might have done? Am I doomed to Yang taiji for the rest of my life? :5arg:

    Oh, and :google: hasn't helped, because the pain normally doesn't seem to be localized. :P

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    Welcome to getting older.

    The best thing you can do is get an MRI on it. Anything short of that is just going to be a guess on the part of the Doc that you go to.

    I have messed up knees too (though not from XMA gayness). I got scope'd in Feb. and I'm still trying to work on the strength of the surrounding muscles. It hurts in much the same way you described, but much less than before the surgery.

    Get an MRI before you do anymore damage to it.

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    Could be anything...knees are wacky...tons of ligaments and cartilage and crap in there. I had a minor tear of my left meniscus that didn't require surgery but took about a year to get to where I wasn't scared of it being messed up again.

    Basically any injury you should see a professional for but to me knees, back, and neck are serious musts to be checked out.

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    GET AN MRI....SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR
    GET AN MRI....SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR
    GET AN MRI....SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR
    GET AN MRI....SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR
    GET AN MRI....SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR

    get my point. GG is right, doing hindu squats without proper advice from a Doc or Sports Rehab Specialist is simply you playing sofa doctor and could **** you up worse in the long run.

    I completely torn my PCL 4 months ago (its the ligament behind the MCL in the front of the knee). Surgery is not really an option but there are VERY specific strengthening execises that I do to help replace some of the support lost by the torn lig. My knee is going to be weak for a long, long time but with proper exercise the doc said I should be back to 90-100% within a year.

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    Point taken, thanks. I'll do that as soon as I can.

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    If you tore out your meniscus it can be removed and that will restore a lot of range of motion without pain at the expense of arthritis when you age.

    If you tore out your ACL/PCL they can be repaired surgically.

    If you just wore out your knees there is very little you can do other than take it easy. It all depends on your age.

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    I'm only nineteen. If I simply wore out my knees, I did a fuckballs of a lot faster than anyone else I've ever heard of. >:(

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    You've got something funky going on in there. Could be you've torn some cartiledge (sp?) or your meniscus. That's a fairly easy fix.

    If you've torn a ligament, you would know. Your knee would've bent a way it shouldn't have, and you'd have heard a popping noise.

    As said above, suck it up, and pay to get an MRI done. It's the only way to know. Hindu squats, IMO, are asking to make things worse UNLESS the doc says so. Typically, you'll be given a rehab program. I would highly recommend that you follow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feryk
    If you've torn a ligament, you would know. Your knee would've bent a way it shouldn't have, and you'd have heard a popping noise.
    actually, when I tore my PCL, there was no popping. It sounded like tearing fabric. If you take a thick peice of canvas, cut it so you have tear in it, then grab it and tear it with your hands....that's the sound I heard.

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    Yeah, I've stopped with the Hindu squats (dammit, how else am I supposed to keep my legs in shape now?). I don't think I've torn a ligament: the possibilities are, I think, a kneecap tracking problem or an overuse injury that won't go away. Regardless, seeing an orthopedist is my first order of business.

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