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What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should I wear on both knees?

What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should I wear on both knees?

Patellofemoral pain: The best brace is no brace. Making sure that your hip abductors and vastus medialis are strong. Also making sure that your patellar mobilization is good by stretching the lateral retinaculum is paramount. In the short term consider mcconnell or kinesio-taping. Bracing will serve no great purpose if you haven't done the above first. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is squatting bad for your knees?

I'm curious as to why is squatting bad for your knees?

It can put: Undue stress on your knees particular when doing very deep squats loaded with heavy weights. ...Read more

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Perfect medicine for joints pain? Does the squats affect my knees?

Perfect medicine for joints pain? Does the squats affect my knees?

NSAIDS: If not allergic to this class of medicine I would suggest Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen) (naproxysn sodium) as directed on a full stomach; however Tylenol Extra Strength (acetaminophen) is an s=excellent alternative. You must see and deicide for yourself, which one works best for you. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

Check it out: It is not normal unless you previous injury, stiffness and pain in this age not usual unless you have problem in the knee. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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My knee hurts so much after squats day at the gym. It feels hot and it's twiching. What can I do?

My knee hurts so much after squats day at the gym. It feels hot and it's twiching. What can I do?

Ice it stretch it: You over did it. Sport injuries occur with increasing your time, your distance, your weight. Any exercise has to start slow and low. Your physician can clarify if there is any lasting damage ...Read more

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How long does it take for a swollen knee to heal after you hurt it when getting up from squatting?

How long does it take for a swollen knee to heal after you hurt it when getting up from squatting?

Difficult to answer: There are many causes of a swollen knee that may heel at different rates.
A thorough exam is needed to determine the casue.
Some problems, like a torn meniscus, if not detected and left alone, could cause damage to the articular cartilage of the knee and set up the onset of arthritis. ...Read more

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What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

What care a middle aged person should take who has started feeling knee pain while climbing staires, squatting etc.

See details: I am not sure I would classify 43 as middle-aged. However, there are many causes of knee pain. I would suggest having the knees evaluated to determine the cause and the best therapy. ...Read more

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Tkr may 8. Manipulation aug21---120 degree now. However medial pain pulling with wt bear squat. Cause. Back knee tight?

Tkr may 8. Manipulation aug21---120 degree now. However medial pain pulling with wt bear squat. Cause. Back knee tight?

These are normal, -: Under the circumstances. Some patients take up to 6 months. If you 've got 120 degrees of bend, that's great. The aches and pains should be getting better. If you are better today than 2 weeks ago, everything is coming along nicely, although slowly. Also since the mua on 8/21st, I am sure, some bleeding occurred, which to some extent, will slow the healing process.
You are coming along well. ...Read more

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My knee keeps locking up, it gives out, and when squatting it causes pain. My MRI showed to be clear. What else could be wrong?

My knee keeps locking up, it gives out, and when squatting it causes pain. My MRI showed to be clear. What else could be wrong?

Arthritis in joint: Between the knee cap and the thigh bone, that explain the locking and the pain when squat. ...Read more

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Pain behind the knee everytime I bend it to squat down and get it straight. What could it be. Cannot walk on it long. Please help.

Any h/o knee injury: At age 33, knee pain likely represents past injury. Other concerns include either a baker's cyst or a clot in the deep veins. If this is present for more than a week, you should see your pcp. You might need an ultrasound to evaluate further. ...Read more

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My knee locks when I squat down and I have to force it out by popping it straight. It is extremely painful and is hard to bend afterwards.?

Orthopedist: It's time to see an orthopedist to evaluate your knee meniscus. If it is torn you can get pain with squatting and walking stairs. Mri is useful in the diagnosis, but a physical exam should be performed first. ...Read more

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How does someone preform the thessaly test? I had knee surgery but now I can't squat down because of pain I had surgery over a year ago please help

How does someone preform the thessaly test? I had knee surgery but now I can't squat down because of pain I had surgery over a year ago please help

Thessaly test: The affected knee is tested for meniscal pathology. Standing on the affected leg with the knee straight the examiner takes your hands and rotates your body to right and left. This is repeated with the knee bent 20 degrees. If pain reproduced with knee bent worried about meniscal tear. ...Read more

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I had a knee replaced 18 months ago. Is it ok for me to do squats and deadlifts with fairly heavy weights? I'm an otherwise healthy, 59 yr. Old man.

I had a knee replaced 18 months ago. Is it ok for me to do squats and deadlifts with fairly heavy weights? I'm an otherwise healthy, 59 yr. Old man.

Not advised: At face value you have an artificail knee. The plastic spacer (polyethlyene insert) is the weak link. The more you load it the higher probability of wearing it out faster. As you get older better off maintaining tone than trying to get bulk. These excercises are likely what lead to your knee breaking down to begin wih. ...Read more

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So my knees have been more tired lately, my knees are not straight by the way. But my question is why do they crack everytime I bend down/squat?

So my knees have been more tired lately, my knees are not straight by the way. But my question is why do they crack everytime I bend down/squat?

Cracking knee: If not painful it is just gas that was dissolved in the joint fluid coming out. If painful may consider meniscus tear. You are young for osteoarthritis. f/u /w/ doc

http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/orthopaedic-surgery/specialty-areas/sports-medicine/conditions-we-treat/joint-popping-cracking. Html ...Read more

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My left knee is not recovering (7day), I can't squad fully and hard for me to stand after squatting, around back of knee pain when bending, any advice?

My left knee is not recovering (7day), I can't squad fully and hard for me to stand after squatting, around back of knee pain when bending, any advice?

Ask your physician: This depends on the type of surgery, what your activity should be. This is something you need to ask your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have knocked knees is there any excersizes to align my knees? They crack each time I bend them or squat my knees and ankles touch when I closemylegs

I have knocked knees is there any excersizes to align my knees? They crack each time I bend them or squat my knees and ankles touch when I closemylegs

Knocked kneed: This condition cannot be corrected by exercises alone. Inserts in shoes are used to help improve the condition but neither can cure the condition. Seeing an orthopedist to get evaluated and getting options for treatment would help you get the best corrective course. ...Read more

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Pain in my kneecap area (feels like verticle line) when I do deep knee bends and squat lifts. But there is no pain if I do weighted leg raises, ideas?

Pain in my kneecap area (feels like verticle line) when I do deep knee bends and squat lifts. But there is no pain if I do weighted leg raises, ideas?

Be careful: You may have a patellar strain/tendonitis or even a tear. This could lead to a patellar tendon tear, which would require surgery and an extensive rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Why does my knee creek everytime I squat? I'm only 19 and weigh 51kg. I'm not active in sports but I decided to start some jogging and exercises lately

Why does my knee creek everytime I squat? I'm only 19 and weigh 51kg. I'm not active in sports but I decided to start some jogging and exercises lately

Squeaky Joints: In many individuals, especially those starting a new routine, it is common for cracks/creeks/other noises to occur without significant injury. This is due to the body's natural compensation mechanisms (or lack of). In people that are regularly active, their muscles, tendons, joints, etc. Develop cushions, bone remodeling, and muscle bulk/tone. If there is significant pain - different story ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain when I try to seat on the floor. Pain is a light burning sensation. I squat heavy once in a week. Kindly suggest the soltn?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be from several sources. In someone doing heavy squats, conditions like patellar or quadriceps tendonitis is common. This would show up as front of the knee pain. If your pain is on the side of the knee and associated with locking or catching, might be a meniscal tear. Recommend evaluation by ortho surgeon if symptoms persist ...Read more

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I'm trying to build a stronger body. I do a lot of squatting and I have been getting knee pain. I don't like taking pills unless I can't handle the pa?

I'm trying to build a stronger body. I do a lot of squatting and I have been getting knee pain. I don't like taking pills unless I can't handle the pa?

Quit squatting w/wts: Any knee pain is from what excess load is placed on the body above the knee voluntarily or otherwise. You are voluntarily lifting weights well beyond what your knees can handle & if you keep this up, you might tear, shear or sprain your knee menisci & you'll be in trouble. Also, not knowing your gait pattern, if you have residual knee pain without weights, it can be cause/effect on your lower back. ...Read more

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Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting I first noticed the pain after a run I would do 2 miles every weekend. Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Knee pain mostly while sitting down or squatting I first noticed the pain after a run I would do 2 miles every weekend. Stopped 3 month but pain sstill?

Kneecaps & alignment: Knee pain in younger people is often due to foot, knee, and hip alignment issues. Pain when the knee is bent comes from pressure of the kneecap into the femur. An alignment evaluation, orthotics, and a specific exercise program designed by a pt for you should help. Without an injury, a meniscus problem is unlikely. ...Read more

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What happens if your knees pop when u squat down?

What happens if your knees pop when u squat down?

Tendon or kneecap: Either the patella is rubbing over the cartilage and snapping into place or more likely one of the tendons is snapping over an edge of bone when it tightens. This doesn't usually cause problems. Check with your doctor if you have pain. ...Read more

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Are squats bad for your knees? Is it worth it?

Depend: All depend weather you are squatting with weights on your shoulder or not or weather you have already chondromalacia of your knee cap (wearing out of the knee cap)are you doing this for exercising or only occasionally? If you do it for exercising there are much better exercises that do no tax the knee caps. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my knee pain becomes elevated after I squat?

Why might it be that my knee pain becomes elevated after I squat?

Ugly squats hurt: Sorry, that title seems harsh, but more than likely, when one has knee pain when squatting or lunging, it is due to poor form. The exercise must be done properly, with your weight shifted to the rear of the feet. When you bend the knees, the knees should be directly above the ankles, not in front of them (or to the right or left), and do not bend the knees past 90 degrees. ...Read more

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more