Knee Pain With Exercise SURPRISING CAUSE and HOW TO FIX IT
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Let's talk today about knee pain. If you've been lifting for any length of time,likely you've had some sort of knee pain or might have knee pain in the future if you'renot doing the right things. Guys, knee pain can debilitate your leg workouts.I know. I've suffered from it, and I know what it can do to your legs when you're tryingto squat and especially squat heavy. So, what I want to do today is first of allcover a couple of the reasons what might be causing your knee pain
because that's going to be important to understandthe difference, and then show you one that I think is really common especially for guysthat train and lift weights. So, if we look here, we've got our boy Raymond,and we've got our skeleton, so what you'll see is that in the knee we've got a lot ofdifferent sources of pain. Now you guys have probably heard about ACLpain and MCL pain and LCL, right. Well we're talking about tears really because those are ligaments that get injuredsports most often. The ACL and PCL are inside the knee.
The LCL and MCL are going to be on the insideand outside of the knee, and basically, that's just one source of injury but we've also gotosteoarthritic changes that can happen where you actually get degenerative changeson the bone, the bone on bone area, or on the underside of the patella here that grindsup against the femur. We could talk about that in a second. We alsohave meniscus issues. Guys talk about that. It's the cushion between the two bones here,the tibia and the femur, that gives us that space between the jointthat can wear down or tear. But I find that the most common injury that we get when wetrain,
our inflammatory conditions from overuse ofthe patellar tendon. So, the patellar tendon, this is what you're seeing right here,ok. And what it does is, it runs over the patella,here it holds it in place, and you can get inflammation of this a lot of times causingpatellofemoral issues, we've heard that before, and it impacts thetracking of the patella when your knee goes into flexion extension. So, as we flex the knee and extend the knee,you want normal mechanics of the patella so you get this glide.
And it glides right in this groove right here.You can see that it's supposed to glide right in this groove. But what will happen is, it starts to getout of position. Well, guess whaté This isn't a knee issue. I've talked about this before,this is not a knee issue. The knee is a train, and this is its track.Here, and here. So guess what happens when the track gets twistedé The knee in the train goes flying off thetrack. So, when you start looking and focusing all your efforts on the knee pain and tryingto, you know, cure the patellofemoral issues,
or try to cure your patellar tendonitis, andyou're not paying any attention to the track, you're way off track. So, what you want to do is, you want to startlooking for the source and the cause of your knee pain because most often, 99 percent ofthe time, the source of that is going to be somewhereelse. And when we look at this, it's either going to be the track at the bottom, whichis going to be controlled by your ankle and foot, or, the track at the top which is going tobe caused by, or controlled by the muscles
KT Tape General knee pain
This next technique is for general knee painor swelling so if you're having general achyness in nonspecific or point pain in the knee, this is a good technique to use and so what I'm going to have you do is take a piece of tapeand tear it off the roll and you're going to tear an anchor down near the logo very good so this application is with your knee bent upso we're going to bend up to about ninety degrees
that anchor is going to be placed just below the kneeby about about three or four inches so no tension on that anchor, go ahead and rub iton there pretty good and then let's just take the paperbacking off we're going to split this into a Ystrip so go ahead and peel up one of those okay, and you're going to lay this peice down with no tension going to be outside part of the knee. Very good, and samething with the other piece but know you're going to the inside
of the knee no tension on there I'm going to have you take one more piece tearing that anchor, same way and this time we are going to start the anchor uphigher just between the two pieces that we laid down before
okay so again, we're going to turn thatinto a Ystrip by splitting the tape and now you're going to lay this piece down, withno tension and going not necessarily over the other peice you can cross over it though landing the endpoints (the tails) on skin excellent, same thing with the other peice and again laying that down, making surethere's no tension
so now let's go ahead andstraighten that knee out and you should see some wrinkling in thetape. If you do, you've applied it properly if there is no wrinkling you may have put too much tension in thetape, or the knee was not flexed up enough and that is it for general knee pain achyness or swelling.