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perks 07-04-2007 01:54 PM

Knees Clicking
 
Every time i squat my knees click and sometimes my ankles, can anyone tell me if this is bad news or if there is a way to stop this happening, any advice would be much appreciated..

mac 07-05-2007 08:33 AM

I've had the same problem for years, kinda souds like the cartilage clicking. I don't really know what it is from. But the other day my knee hurt really bad after doing some a2g squats. I'd be interested to find out.

EricT 07-09-2007 04:10 PM

Just to offer my two cents. The clicking could be the patella tracking out of line. Basically not lying in it's groove and so rubbing over something. Don't take this to the bank but I think that this is most likely caused by problems in the outer thigh/knee. Just maybe some iliotibial stretching could help.

HSfootball16 07-09-2007 05:08 PM

...what kind of stretching? in dumb-person english please.

mark_prater 07-10-2007 05:55 PM

I've had the same problem. The way to prevent it happening is to try and shift the weight backwards. Basically instead of thinking about the weight coming forward putting all the pressure on your knees, stick your butt out a little more and focus on the lowering of your ass down and the rest of your body will follow your ass.

IronKitten 07-10-2007 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HSfootball16 (Post 37459)
...what kind of stretching? in dumb-person english please.

In simpler terms, the iliotibial band runs from the hip to the knee moreso on the outer side of the leg.

This gives some good stretches for the area (look to the right side of the hip abductor listing for stretches):

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/Hip...#anchor1938163

mark_prater 07-11-2007 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronKitten (Post 37549)
In simpler terms, the iliotibial band runs from the hip to the knee moreso on the outer side of the leg.

This gives some good stretches for the area (look to the right side of the hip abductor listing for stretches):

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/Hip...#anchor1938163

But dont forget to stretch the hamstrings too! What I've noticed with this problem is it's because you tend to lean forward a little too much and therefore the weight is shifted forward to the knees instead of the hips where the weight should be lowered. Some people have a hard time with this because they arent flexible enough particularly in the hamstrings to shift the weight backwards and lower themselves that way instead of forward.

perks 07-11-2007 12:45 PM

ok thanx for the advice i will try shifting the weight back a little..


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