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Old 12-04-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default What works for knee pain?

I had a full ACL and meniscus tear years ago and had to undergo surgery to repair my ligament. I can play basketball but sometimes its quite painful to my knees, the knees just doesn't feel right.

Anyway, can someone recommend anything that works for knee pain? Any sure fire way? Something that helps reduce the pain like 50% would also be great..
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:35 AM   #2
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Rub some tussin on it.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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weed is a nice painkiller
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:52 AM   #4
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Physical therapy type movements for 3 months working on strengthening the muscles and stabilizing the knee. If you don't strengthen and stabalize you will be complaining about it for the rest of your life. You also want to make sure to get on a good stretching routine... all of those should be routine. Of course it's boring compared to basketball and easy to lose steam... but in the end it's worth it cus when you get back you won't be in as much pain.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:59 AM   #5
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There's nothing you can really do. I've had ACL reconstruction on both and an MCL on one; I play soccer and stretch a lot everyday but it doesn't matter. It'll ache the rest your life.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:20 AM   #6
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Ice helps me.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:08 AM   #7
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I had a full ACL and meniscus tear years ago and had to undergo surgery to repair my ligament. I can play basketball but sometimes its quite painful to my knees, the knees just doesn't feel right.

Anyway, can someone recommend anything that works for knee pain? Any sure fire way? Something that helps reduce the pain like 50% would also be great..

I feelya.

Get a brace first of all, even tho you'll feel like a bitch out there. Strengthening the other muscles is good, too. You can google it even.

http://www.prevention.com/health/hea...ises-knee-pain

but like I said I feelya because that shit sucks. I think it does have a lot to do with the strength of your other muscles, tho, cuz once you **** shit up, you change the way your body moves.

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Old 12-04-2014, 03:28 AM   #8
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As ridiculous as this sounds....at some point the pain is not "real" and comes as a defensive mechanism from your CNS (central nervous system) in an attempt to protect your body from harming itself.

Your injury created a habitual fear/thought process that the area is weak or messed up. As such, the body sends pain signals to it so that you slow down or so that you don't push it. The body is pretty amazing in it's ability to heal itself - however the mind is much harder to overcome.

I also tore my ACL and I wanted to better when I returned. One thing that has REALLY helped me the most is to retrain my mind by doing slow paced activities that show me my increased range of flexibility/strength (than I even had before my injury). Literally, the only exercise I've done is training my body and my mind to become comfortable in this natural human position: the asian squat. This should be a resting position for your body and you should be able to sit in it. Trust me....if you can achieve this your knee, hips, etc will all feel much more at ease. For me, I had mental tightness around all those areas and so I struggled even just sitting on the floor comfortably.



My routine is to do 100 squats, no weight, from standing straight up all the way down to the bottom into the squat shown in the picture. Then randomly throughout the day I try to sit in that position for 2 minutes here and there. It really loosens up your back etc.

Of course you are not going to listen to me...but visit any foreign country and check out the mobility of 70+ year old men jumping, standing, stretching, bending etc and you'll realize how as Westerns we lose so much of our mobility because we never get close to the ground in our daily lives.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:25 AM   #9
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I had some bad lingering knee pain for years and this fixed it 100% in just 1 day:

http://youtu.be/--PeQIBwdxc


Of course, a full ACL and meniscus tear is something else but just try it. Might help you too. Just hold the stretch for 3+ minutes at a time. It will be abit painful but that's how you know you're doing it right.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:29 AM   #10
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As ridiculous as this sounds....at some point the pain is not "real" and comes as a defensive mechanism from your CNS (central nervous system) in an attempt to protect your body from harming itself.

Your injury created a habitual fear/thought process that the area is weak or messed up. As such, the body sends pain signals to it so that you slow down or so that you don't push it. The body is pretty amazing in it's ability to heal itself - however the mind is much harder to overcome.

I also tore my ACL and I wanted to better when I returned. One thing that has REALLY helped me the most is to retrain my mind by doing slow paced activities that show me my increased range of flexibility/strength (than I even had before my injury). Literally, the only exercise I've done is training my body and my mind to become comfortable in this natural human position: the asian squat. This should be a resting position for your body and you should be able to sit in it. Trust me....if you can achieve this your knee, hips, etc will all feel much more at ease. For me, I had mental tightness around all those areas and so I struggled even just sitting on the floor comfortably.



My routine is to do 100 squats, no weight, from standing straight up all the way down to the bottom into the squat shown in the picture. Then randomly throughout the day I try to sit in that position for 2 minutes here and there. It really loosens up your back etc.

Of course you are not going to listen to me...but visit any foreign country and check out the mobility of 70+ year old men jumping, standing, stretching, bending etc and you'll realize how as Westerns we lose so much of our mobility because we never get close to the ground in our daily lives.
The Asian squat. Damn, I still can't do it.

Note that it has to be done this way:



The western squat is actually damaging the feet so if you can't do the asian squat (full squat), it's better not to squat.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:48 PM   #11
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #12
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nothing. doctors are useless. well other than the obvious pain killers but i don't think anyone is taking that stuff forever.

my knee swells up after playing something hard where i'm out of commision for like a day or two. even gets all stiff when its cold, where i can hear it making noises when i'm bending it like some old rusty lever. got X rays, doctor said it looks fine, and pretended like there is no association between cold weather and knee issues stiffness
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:37 PM   #13
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #14
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I had a full ACL and meniscus tear years ago and had to undergo surgery to repair my ligament. I can play basketball but sometimes its quite painful to my knees, the knees just doesn't feel right.

Anyway, can someone recommend anything that works for knee pain? Any sure fire way? Something that helps reduce the pain like 50% would also be great..

Just amputate it. It's the most sure-fire way possible, and you get 100% pain relief.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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