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Title: Jumpers Knee - When can I return?
Post by: Frederlk on January 24, 2009, 10:11:10 PM
Hi

I've had a jumpers knee fore several months know, and finaly it is getting better.

What I want to know, is how my knee should feel before I return to sports again. At the moment it feels a little stiff and weak with little pain when doing hard kicks sometimes, but I don't feel really "pain" any longer.... I've googled and searched on the internet but can't find the answer. My doctor told me to start working out with weight doing squats, and I have done it for one week know, and I think it really helps... My plan know is as my doctor told me to do light weighted squat for about 3 weeks, then start to run with some jumps for a couple of weeks and then start to play again carefully...

As I said before, I really want to know how my knee should "feel" before returning to basketball. It's hard to describe your knee after no ativity for 4 months...

Thanks

- Frederik  :)
Title: Re: Jumpers Knee - When can I return?
Post by: Heffelz8 on January 24, 2009, 11:12:56 PM
Hey there,

     I had jumpers knee in HS and I was playing plenty of basketball as well.  Basically, you knee should feel stable and pain free.  I think that the 3 weeks of rehab will do you good.  If you are not presenting with pain or any instability right now that's great.  Keep up on the rehab and don't try to do anything sooner than expected.  Do not short change yourself.  If you fix the problem correctly now, you will have far fewer problems in the future.  So to reiterate, listen to the Doc.  Rehab rehab rehab, and take your time.  You know your body better than anybody else, so listen to what your body tells you.  Get better, and good luck.

Steve
Title: Re: Jumpers Knee - When can I return?
Post by: Frederlk on January 25, 2009, 10:22:41 AM
Hey there,

     I had jumpers knee in HS and I was playing plenty of basketball as well.  Basically, you knee should feel stable and pain free.  I think that the 3 weeks of rehab will do you good.  If you are not presenting with pain or any instability right now that's great.  Keep up on the rehab and don't try to do anything sooner than expected.  Do not short change yourself.  If you fix the problem correctly now, you will have far fewer problems in the future.  So to reiterate, listen to the Doc.  Rehab rehab rehab, and take your time.  You know your body better than anybody else, so listen to what your body tells you.  Get better, and good luck.

Steve

Thanks a lot
I guess you right, must listen to my self and take the time, my patience is really is bad at the time!