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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: smiley196 on May 18, 2005, 12:24:21 AM

Title: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: smiley196 on May 18, 2005, 12:24:21 AM
Well I had PT today and I was really wondering how I was doing, so I asked my PT how she thought my quads were fairing out.. (My Surgion said that the problem was my quads were way to weak, and i needed to start jogging to build them up..when i cant even walk without a limp haha) Anyways, she goes "Your quads are wonderful. I have never seen such strong legs on a girl of 14 and your not going to get them any stronger either because they are about at their max." I was kinda taken aback seeing as I had been told completely different before, so I told her what my surgion said she simply replied "nope, your quads arent the problem now they are very strong so its something inside your knee and obviously strenghtening your quads doesn't help it."

Must say, Im glad to hear my quads are strong! And its good to know for the next time the doc. says "You need to strenghten your quads" uhh sorry buddy..they are strong! Woohoo! im so relieved to know that my quads are strong lol I had to tell evefyone :P
krista
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: shadehawk on May 18, 2005, 12:31:29 AM
Krista,

Hey, good news - strong quads.  That is really good stuff....  Maybe it is still your MCL that is causing your knee problems.  Hope that your OS can find out what is going on at your next visit.

Good luck to you.

Shade
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: smiley196 on May 18, 2005, 12:33:39 AM
Thanks Shade!
Hopefully I'll get some answers Thursday, I have a feeling he's gonna send me back to the OS though.
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: Linds on May 18, 2005, 02:25:36 AM
He he he Krista, that's GREAt... told ya so... :P lol, Hope you get some answers on Thursday keep my fingers crossed
Linds
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: doodlebugrr on May 18, 2005, 03:36:27 AM
Hey Krista!

That is SO awesome to hear! ;)  8)  :D  I hate it when OSs dont seem to understand that you are strong! its like hello, I know my body better than you! lol  ::)  :P lol well I hope ya get what ya want outa your apt!!  ;)  :) take care & let us know how it goes!

~bekah~
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: blackbeltgirl on May 18, 2005, 01:04:53 PM
Krista -

If you haven't already, have your PT call your doctor's office, or write a report on your progress.  A few people have mentioned this, and at worst, it will force your OS to recognize what the PT is saying.

Good luck with everything.
Jess
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: rozzzie on May 18, 2005, 01:51:05 PM
Great news!!  ;D 8) ;D   What all us KNEEgeeks want - strong quads.  Now if that would fix every problem........lol

Good luck figuring out what the problem really is.   

H U G s !  !      8) 8)

Rozzzie
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: sparkle999 on May 18, 2005, 02:26:29 PM
Excellent news. It's great when something goes right (even if it does mean the doc was wrong!)


What we all want to know is how did you get them to be so strong?

Was it just the standard exercises or did you do extra stuff??

xx
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: smiley196 on May 18, 2005, 08:31:07 PM
Thanks for the reploies everyone!!

Sparkle- Well I did PT in the summer and I think that defiently strenghtened my quads alot. Doing leg lifts and stuff, i dont rlly remember the other stuff. But back im my soccer days i went to the gym 3x a week and of course soccer helps the quads so thats prolly how! :P
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: knee expert on May 20, 2005, 02:34:11 AM
you can never have enough strenth in your quads. try doing small leg weights ( presses ) and that will help.. But there is no MAX trust me..
Title: Re: teenie tiny bit of info!
Post by: smiley196 on May 21, 2005, 01:47:52 PM
yep, i have been doing presses alot at PT. i didnt mean its the max, but moreso that they are very strong if you know wat i mean