Old 04-23-2012, 07:15   #1
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Hey All,

I've been dealing with knee problems for the past five/six years. The doctors and the MRI confirmed that it's patella tendonitis (aka jumper's/runner's knees) which means I won't need surgery but that I'll always kinda have it.

So I have a lot of questions about this, but let's start with:

1. Have you/do you know someone who has completed SFAS with patella tendonitis? What advice do you have?
2. Aside from ice, stretching, and anti-inflammatories, what did you do to mitigate the pain?
3. What type of shoes can I bring to SFAS? Strangely, a lot of those minimalist shoes have done me wonders.
4. I'm a big fan of the patella straps; are those allowed to SFAS?

Obviously, this is a make-or-break issue for me, so any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:25   #2
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Obviously, this is a make-or-break issue for me, so any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
Following the direction from your medical support would be a start..

I would also strongly suggest you ALSO follow the direction you were sent in the email from the site admin.

You were asked to fill in your profile and your 1st post should be an introduction..

You fail both requests.

Not a good start young jet-eye...

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:21   #3
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So I have a lot of questions about this, but let's start with:

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:36   #4
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What really piss's me off is they still can post with out filling in their profile.. They can't post unless they fill out their profile first and have some way to stop them from posting..
I'd like to know who I'm talking to when I respond to a post they make.......


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Old 04-25-2012, 22:22   #5
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Apologies, gentlemen. I had just discovered this resource and was in such a hurry to post my question that I did not read the forum rules. It is certainly my fault, and I apologize for it. I don't mean to abuse your advice or take it for granted.

I filled out my profile and introduced myself on the Introductions page.
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Old 05-01-2012, 14:02   #6
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Runners Knee

First, I have NOT gone through SFAS or anything equal, but I did suffer from 'runners knee' after spending too much time running and too little time developing the support muscles in my leg.

Short answer, you need train both the main muscles extending the leg - and the support muscles on the side of your leg. I am sure your clinic will help you with a training program.

Personally, I only really got rid of the problem after starting to do TRX exercises. The one leg squats with the other leg in the TRX requires you to maintain balance while doing deep squats with just one leg. You gets lot's of exercise fast doing these.

Remember, rucking on a road is one thing, you also have to be able to negotiate obstacles and get into a kneeling postion - and back up - with your ruck on. That requires a lot more strength than just walking. If you suffer from runners knee, this is probably where you will be quite weak.

When my runners knee was worst, I had no problems running half marathons, but I did have problems carrying my 3 year old child up the stairs...

Expect at least a year of training but probably two, before you are fit for something like SFAS, the knee is a real bad place to have problems.

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First try cortisone shots in the knees,normally you'll need to get them every 3 months.....If your knees are in real bed shape you can try Synvisc shots every six months.........If that doesn't work for you should look seriously at knee replacement....

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Old 05-01-2012, 16:51   #8
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First try cortisone shots in the knees,normally you'll need to get them every 3 months.....If your knees are in real bed shape you can try Synvisc shots every six months.........If that doesn't work for you should look seriously at knee replacement....

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About ten years ago, I was up at the VA hospital getting ready to have my knee scoped. Anyway, I ran into a WWII vet who had both of his knees replaced. This was the first time I had ever heard of knee replacement, so I asked the veteran how his knees were.

I still, to this day, hardly believe what I saw, even though it was arms length away right infront of me. He says, "my knees are great!" And without using his hands, goes down to sit indian style on the lobby floor, and again without using his hands pops right back up to standing. "My knees have never been better."

Now I can still do this myself, somewhat, but not with the speed, agility, and fluidity this 80 year old man did it!

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