Posted May 08, 2002 - 06:21 PM
It's where your inside quad is weaker than your outside and many enduro riders have and don't even know it. It's a result of standing up and or placing your weight on the outside of your footpegs, this results in your outside quad getting stronger while weakening your inside. This leads to the outside quad pulling your knee cap out of it's groove alignment and inflaming the cartlidge. There are many special excercise to increase strength but you must isolate the quad.
Does anyone know of a good knee brace designed to secure the knee cap and still offer good protection against injuries?
Posted May 09, 2002 - 06:24 AM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 06:53 AM
how odd ive just organized a seminar on patellor femoral malalignment
what u say is partly true however it is normally caused by the condula groove on the front of the femor having a raised edge that is too shallow
often this is on the lateral side [outsite edge]
this results in the patellor sublexing [popping out to the side]
there is a PT in san diego who has specialised in this condition for a number of years and indeed has suffered from it her self for the past 29 years. she has developed a number of systems to help with this condition.
these are conservative treatments using special braces and excercises. and the results are pretty impressive and avoids surgical intervention in the form of a lateral release.
Ill look up details of the braces etc and also study data
if ur interested PM me
Posted May 09, 2002 - 09:36 PM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 09:51 PM
I developed it after playing in a few basketball tourney's and limping around not letting my knees heal on their own. That was last june. I am just getting over it. All i can say is take it ease and take ibuprophin 800 grams three times a day for about a month straight. Take with food. That is the best i can say. I have also began lifting with light weights again. It is a real bitch when your knees hurt all the time. And are constantly swollen. I sucks but you can get over it. you just have to lay low. Trust me
Posted May 09, 2002 - 11:45 AM
what you guys are experiencing is probably more to do with some injury or wear on the rear surface of the kneecap
interestingly enough 1 in 4 people suffer from some knee pain,,, and it is very commonly misdiagnosed
Posted May 09, 2002 - 12:26 PM
Posted May 09, 2002 - 12:38 PM
ofcourse another possibility is some of you guys may be starting to suffer from unicompartmental Osteoarthritis, basically this can be as a result of a knee just starting to wear out.
again there are some adjustable rigid braces that can help with this.
Posted May 09, 2002 - 04:30 PM
Thank you for replying to my email. My Doc taped my knee up yesterday and had me do some intensive quad exercises. Today the knee cap does not hurt, but the muscle we isolated is sore and very tender.
My knee started to hurt after a 90 kmph loop out on my WR 400, I struck both knees coming down and cracked my shin and knee pads. I got back up and rode 100 km home and then to the hospital. I have had many xrays and they say
everything was fine. But after a good workout or riding for any amount of time my left knee would hurt and be swollen for days.
My tharapist want me to get more information on the braces you sent me, it looks good from my side of the house.
I appreciate your help.
Smitties WR Adventures
Posted May 09, 2002 - 05:00 PM