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    Quote Originally Posted by jackrusher
    I had pain to the outside edge of that spot when I began training BJJ, brought on by direct pressure rather than any kind of movement. I ignored it for awhile, assuming the area would toughen up, but it got worse and became tender outside of the gym. Decent neoprene knee pads solved the problem completely. YMMV.
    That sounds like it, particularly when you said this:

    "...by direct pressure rather than any kind of movement."

    It's never squats (despite the fact that my form isn't flawless when I'm tired) or running, it's
    the takedown drills. That's the common denominator.

    I've got to be diligent with the following:

    1) Kneepads
    2) R.I.C.E.
    3) Stretching before AND after

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    Do you have health insurance? Go see a doctor and have him send you to an orthopedist. You don't want to mess with your joints and be limping for the rest of your life from a hobby.
    ****, this brings up another point...I've been wearing shoes at work that have been loose and lacked arch supports. I got some cheap orthodics and put them in, but ever since I've been wearing them (and I've gotten rid of them since), my feet fucking HURT in the morning (only in the morning which is weird) when I get up and step on a tile floor.

    I've got very good running shoes, but I think that me wearing those stupid shoes for months may have caused some problems. I complained about this to my chiro and he told me to drop the shoes and pay the $125.00 for "real" orthodics.

    I literally just got rid of the shoes 2 days ago.

    Thanks for this...I'm calling my chiro to get the number for the orthopedic guy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    I mean really, getting online diagnoses from guys that have never seen you is pretty silly. It's probably an overuse injury and you need some rest and then support exercises
    I totally agree with that, this is just more of an educactional thing before I see my chiropractor who works with a physical therapist tomorrow.

    The thing is that guys on this form have a lot of practical experience in what I'm doing so I'd be curious to see if I'm experiencing the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark
    Look at the flexible guys and watch how they do it. The good guys in my school barely touch their front knee to the ground. Its all about getting low ahead of time and timing your step right.
    I do notice that...it seems like when they do it really quickly, their knee just breezes by the ground.

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    I didn't mean to be a prick, it's just that you don't want to trifle with your knees, and start second guessing your doctors. I will say one thing- according to my brother in law (whose had knee surgery), he got a lot more help from an athletically oriented PT than his old doctor. Still, they all saw him in person. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    I didn't mean to be a prick, it's just that you don't want to trifle with your knees, and start second guessing your doctors. I will say one thing- according to my brother in law (whose had knee surgery), he got a lot more help from an athletically oriented PT than his old doctor. Still, they all saw him in person. Good luck.
    No worries and I appreciated the reminder about the orthopedist. My girlfriend has been riding me to see one anyway based on my new way of stumbling around in the morning. In the last 2 months my feet have just been SORE in the arch in the morning. I've been going to a Doctor Of Chiropractic/Physical Therapist for pretty severe tendonitis in my shoulder so I've been pre-occupied with dealing with that, and put the foot thing out-of-mind.

    In short, if my feet are screwed up, everything else will follow. The offending shoes have been given to charity and I'm going to make an appointment with the ortho ASAP.

    I have medical, it's just that my schedule is nuts and I want to make sure that I'm going to the doc for the right reasons. The foot thing I should have addressed earlier, especially considering it's never happened before.

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    Ice it man. Ice is your friend.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    Ice it man. Ice is your friend.
    I iced it last night and it feels quite a bit better today. I just want to get to the root cause and squash it once and for all. I have an appt. with the ortho on Tuesday, so that's a step in the right direction.

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    Hey HongKongFukYu. By all means follow your doctor's advice. But I wonder, you feel no pain when you squat.....Do you ever do lunges in the gym and did they hurt? Is the takedown movement similar in nature to what would describe as a lunge in the gym?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shard
    ligament inflexbility

    What the cock are you on about son? Are all your posts complete garbage or just the last 2 I've had the misfortune to reply to?

    Fucksake

    Edit: after a quick check, it transpires that all your posts are, in fact, garbage. Sorry to have bothered you.
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