Has anyone had this disease? I had it since junior high school and my knee still gets messed up now that I'm 23. Knee starts hurting if I run too much or squat too heavy. Was wondering how other people deal with this condition. I usually ice it. Is knee brace useful?
Go see an orthopedist
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
I believe thats characterized with an enlarged tibial tubercle(where the patellar/knee tendon attaches to the tibia tuberosity) - do you have that?.
Also, I think its from the fact your putting extreme strain on the patellar tendon. Especially since the pain has surfaced again.
I know the most straightforward management of this is to stop all your activities that are causing the pain (ie. squatting heavy and running too much) for a certain amount of time (probably around 6 months). I heard isometric strengthening might help or some physiotherapy.
I'd take Drew's advise. If you continue to ignore it you can end up with a complete avulsion of the tendon - not very nice!!
Haha, your knees are screwed up like mine!
I saw an orthopedist a few times in school. They told me two things: In 7th grade, they told me to take lots of advil (which I did, but won't now), and in my sophomore year of college, they told me to stretch more. The stretching helps alot.
I've found that it feels good to wrap my knees, but I don't want to get dependant on that. Since I do heavy squat days and light squat days, I may start wrapping on the heavy days only, even though I'm not moving that much weight. Make sure you go below parallel.
They make a little band that goes around the bottom of your knee that's supposed to help, but I've never tried it. I probably should.
There's a guy at my football team that has bad knees. He swears by that stuff.Originally Posted by DenimDemon
Here's the thing- I can probably buy the damn things at walmart for $10. I've heard good things about them from a few people.Originally Posted by Praetorian
My question is: why didn't the damn doctors tell me to get them?
or maybe a better question: Why haven't I gone and purchased them myself, instead of being a dumbass?
My pain has gone away a little bit now. I am taking glucosamine and using wrap when I do deads/squats. Is using wrap a good idea?
I don't have my books handy to reference, but if I remember correctly, Osgood Schlatter's can lead to abnormal growth of the tibial tubercle (bone growth just below your knee cap) and can cause problems in the future. I think proper treatment consists of rest and if it is really serious, immobilization. This should be taken seriously and you should get it looked at, bc if you are still growing, you can cause yourself some major problems to come.Originally Posted by qside
I think that band would help if you have jumpers knee, thats like tendonitis of the patellar tendon. But, I definetly don't think a knee wrap would help for your situation and it might actually pull the tendon even more and make it worse. The problem is the tendon attachment at the tubercle, go see an orthopedist and stay away from the heavy squats.Originally Posted by DenimDemon
You should also know that Osgood-Sclatter disease, larsan-Johannsson disease and jumpers knee are three knee conditions that are mistaken for each other and the treatment differs based on each condition.
Last edited by Fitnessfreak; 09-06-2005 at 09:29 PM.