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Knee muscle pain
#16
GimmeSnow Wrote:So the general concensus is that I should be hitting the gym?

I shouldn't be adjusting my stance, drinking more water, taking more breaks, etc?

GimmeSnow Wrote:So the general concensus is that I should be hitting the gym?

I shouldn't be adjusting my stance, drinking more water, taking more breaks, etc?

Yes, going to the gym/excersing is definatly a good idea. Keeping in shape never killed anyone yet :p

With drinking more water, you have to be a bit careful with that. Drink too much and your body will store it somewhere in your body, sometimes at your joints, causing you more pain. Drink too little and you're dehydrated. I know on average that a person is supposed to drink about 8 glasses of water a day. However, this won't work for everyone (obviously)Depending on a person's height and weight, activity level...ect. ...I try for about 6.5-7 glasses a day.

Taking breaks would also be a good idea and I would reccomend that you also gently stretch the tendons and ligaments in your legs.

Just a question...before did you have any pain at all in your knees when you went snowboarding (in previous years)? I think this would be importent because if your old stance was comfortable and just because you put on weight, then there would be no need to experiment with a new stance.

Experimenting with a new stance....I know I am not an expert or anything but here is my opinon. After you have whipped yourself into shape, try snowboarding with your oringal stance. Maybe it was because you were not in shape that your knees hurt so much. If your knees hurt, I would suggest either taking a long break, take some pain killer and go to the doctor. If you have damaged something in your knees and only worsen it by snowboarding some more, you could have lasting effects on your knees (not to mention a costly medical bill) I know this option isn't too much fun but what would you rather have?

If you decide to change your stance, I would try going on three-five runs before changing to a differnet stance.

Maybe it would also be a good idea to get your knees checked out by a doctor.

I hope this helps,
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#17
you should get it checked out but icy hot is a good temporary remedy
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#18
Actually, I bought a mountain bike (nothing too intense, just an entry level Trek) and that has helped wonders! If anyone else should have similar problems, I can't recommend riding a bike enough. I'm sure a stationary exercise bike would achieve the same results. :bugs_smil
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GimmeSnow Wrote:Actually, I bought a mountain bike (nothing too intense, just an entry level Trek) and that has helped wonders! If anyone else should have similar problems, I can't recommend riding a bike enough. I'm sure a stationary exercise bike would achieve the same results. :bugs_smil

That's awesome! Smile I am glad you found a solution to your problem Smile
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#20
I tried to SPAM a URL. I should know better not to post an address in these forums unless I am a standard member. Please beat me.
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#21
graceful31 Wrote:Yes, going to the gym/excersing is definatly a good idea. Keeping in shape never killed anyone yet :p

With drinking more water, you have to be a bit careful with that. Drink too much and your body will store it somewhere in your body, sometimes at your joints, causing you more pain. Drink too little and you're dehydrated. I know on average that a person is supposed to drink about 8 glasses of water a day. However, this won't work for everyone (obviously)Depending on a person's height and weight, activity level...ect. ...I try for about 6.5-7 glasses a day.

Taking breaks would also be a good idea and I would reccomend that you also gently stretch the tendons and ligaments in your legs.

Just a question...before did you have any pain at all in your knees when you went snowboarding (in previous years)? I think this would be importent because if your old stance was comfortable and just because you put on weight, then there would be no need to experiment with a new stance.

Experimenting with a new stance....I know I am not an expert or anything but here is my opinon. After you have whipped yourself into shape, try snowboarding with your oringal stance. Maybe it was because you were not in shape that your knees hurt so much. If your knees hurt, I would suggest either taking a long break, take some pain killer and go to the doctor. If you have damaged something in your knees and only worsen it by snowboarding some more, you could have lasting effects on your knees (not to mention a costly medical bill) I know this option isn't too much fun but what would you rather have?

If you decide to change your stance, I would try going on three-five runs before changing to a differnet stance.

Maybe it would also be a good idea to get your knees checked out by a doctor.

I hope this helps,

I used to have crazy knee problems too. What seems to have worked for me is if I was feeling any pain when I woke up I automatically got some advil. Also a banana for breakfast was a key.

When it came to water, if you're doing a lot of physical activity than you're gonna want to be drinking more water.

Definitely a good call about trying 3-5 runs before changing to a different stance.
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bigair1988 Wrote:I used to have crazy knee problems too. What seems to have worked for me is if I was feeling any pain when I woke up I automatically got some advil. Also a banana for breakfast was a key.

When it came to water, if you're doing a lot of physical activity than you're gonna want to be drinking more water.

Definitely a good call about trying 3-5 runs before changing to a different stance.

Thanks.Big Grin
Having problems with the knees sucks and I am glad that you don't have them anymore. Smile
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