Reply
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Registered User aus_teenbuilder's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Age: 30
    Posts: 28
    Rep Power: 0
    aus_teenbuilder has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    aus_teenbuilder is offline

    pain under knee- after squats. maybe poor form?

    lately ive been gettin pain after i squat, which feels like its under my knee between my calves and hamstrings. What could this be? i feel that it might be from poor form as ive only been doing squats for 1-2 weeks but it could b something else.

    Is there anyone who has had similar pain and what they found fixed it and maybe some tips to help minimise the pain. I try to keep my back straight, heels on the ground etc. Should your feet also be facing dead straight? because ive found that going up my feet go to the sides as a balance issue. Is this okay?


    I know thats a crazy amount of questions lol but any help would be very much apreciated. Thankyou
    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Random Guy's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Location: United States
    Posts: 3,896
    Rep Power: 11016
    Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Random Guy is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Random Guy is offline
    Do you descend in a controlled manner? Or do you "fall" into the bottom position?
    Random Guy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
    -Although I offer advice and information, I am not diagnosing or treating anyone
    with anything.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Lightweight(s)- for now Sick Puppy's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: Kiwiland
    Age: 43
    Posts: 234
    Rep Power: 188
    Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Sick Puppy is offline
    Also, what kind of squats are you doing? Parallel, ATG, front squats? You making sure that your knees are not passing your feet? when you're at the bottom position? Your feet will want to point out ever so slightly, which isn't a bad thing. Can you get anyone to check that your technique is okay?
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User papi93's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Location: United States
    Posts: 65,507
    Rep Power: 513245
    papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) papi93 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    papi93 is offline
    Originally Posted by aus_teenbuilder View Post
    lately ive been gettin pain after i squat, which feels like its under my knee between my calves and hamstrings. What could this be? i feel that it might be from poor form as ive only been doing squats for 1-2 weeks but it could b something else.

    Is there anyone who has had similar pain and what they found fixed it and maybe some tips to help minimise the pain. I try to keep my back straight, heels on the ground etc. Should your feet also be facing dead straight? because ive found that going up my feet go to the sides as a balance issue. Is this okay?

    I know thats a crazy amount of questions lol but any help would be very much apreciated. Thankyou
    Are you doing a hip break squat or a knee break squat? Try to have the movement start by sitting back instead of sitting down. By initiating the squat with the stronger hips, it will take some of the pressure off of your knees. This may help.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User tdiddymuscle's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: Irving, Texas
    Age: 35
    Posts: 137
    Rep Power: 177
    tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) tdiddymuscle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    tdiddymuscle is offline

    also

    do you hear popping? i have bad knees so i picked up some joint pills, forgot what they are called, really helped.. also, give it time, don't work to hard yet, you just started, knees need to adjust to it... good luck
    Blood, sweat and tears make a champion!

    somethings money can't buy, and your body doesn't take visa.

    There is a reason for everything and an excuse for nothing!
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User aus_teenbuilder's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Age: 30
    Posts: 28
    Rep Power: 0
    aus_teenbuilder has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    aus_teenbuilder is offline
    thanks for all these replies well yer im doing parallel squats. Yer the only thing i can think of that is wrong with my form is falling into the squats. It could defenitly use some work in trying to control the descend. Ill try to fix that up thanks for that

    And no i dont hear any popping which is good i guess lol.
    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User wimp2pimp's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Posts: 464
    Rep Power: 181
    wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    wimp2pimp is offline
    i have the exact same problem, and the last time i squatted was like a month ago.

    im thinking its more of the foot rotational forces applied to the knee when going up and down.

    Does it hurt when you rotate your feet? try kneeling on the floor and rotating your feet.

    Also, the problem could also be with inflexibility. How flexible are your hamstrings? How flexible are your glutes? How flexible are your groins?

    What about muscle imbalances? How strong are your hamstrings? How much can you leg curl lying down?

    How much weight are you trying to squat, and are you usually pretty active or what?
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User aus_teenbuilder's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Age: 30
    Posts: 28
    Rep Power: 0
    aus_teenbuilder has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    aus_teenbuilder is offline
    Originally Posted by wimp2pimp View Post
    i have the exact same problem, and the last time i squatted was like a month ago.

    im thinking its more of the foot rotational forces applied to the knee when going up and down.

    Does it hurt when you rotate your feet? try kneeling on the floor and rotating your feet.

    Also, the problem could also be with inflexibility. How flexible are your hamstrings? How flexible are your glutes? How flexible are your groins?

    What about muscle imbalances? How strong are your hamstrings? How much can you leg curl lying down?

    How much weight are you trying to squat, and are you usually pretty active or what?


    No pain rotating the feet today at least but after the squatting i was very sore. I wouldnt say im very flexible so yer could definetly be something to do with flexibility. Ive never leg curled lying down sorry wouldnt. I was doin 4x8 of around 70-80 kg. Yes im generally rather active.

    Hope that helps.
    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User wimp2pimp's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Posts: 464
    Rep Power: 181
    wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) wimp2pimp has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    wimp2pimp is offline
    Originally Posted by aus_teenbuilder View Post
    No pain rotating the feet today at least but after the squatting i was very sore. I wouldnt say im very flexible so yer could definetly be something to do with flexibility. Ive never leg curled lying down sorry wouldnt. I was doin 4x8 of around 70-80 kg. Yes im generally rather active.

    Hope that helps.
    try to figure out how strong yoru hamstrings are. it's an important thing to isolate because it's one of the main muscles stabilizes your knee.
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Lightweight(s)- for now Sick Puppy's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: Kiwiland
    Age: 43
    Posts: 234
    Rep Power: 188
    Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10) Sick Puppy is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Sick Puppy is offline
    Work on flexibility, work the hamstrings and lower the weight- if you are 'falling', either it's too heavy and you can't control it, or your technique isn't right. Either way, lower the weight until you can do it right, and all should be right with the world...
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
www.000webhost.com