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    Hi all.

    I was told yesterday that I have a weak MCL and need to strengthen my quad muscles because they are weak and therefore not supporting my knee. I've been told I'm going to be having physio for at least 4 months and that I should see an improvement within 3-4 weeks of physio.

    Anyone else had to have physio for this, and did it take you this long to get back to normal?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Physio question

    Hallo

    MCL = ligaments which run down the inside of your knee. They either get damaged by trauma (ie foot kicked away from you, whilst your knee rolls in) or repetition (ie dodgy mechanics like a flatish foot, poor glut control which lets your thigh roll in).

    Training your quads is generally a straight line affair and doesn't control the knee being forced in. Don't get me wrong you need good quads strength and control BUT don't forget about controlling your thigh rotation (gluts) and foot pronation (rolling in = proper shoes).

    As long as the damage is mildish, give yourself 4-6 weeks to get stronger, get stable and get savvy!!

    Cheers

    TPV


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    Re: Physio question

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    Thanks.

    I was just told my MCL's weak - he said it wasn't ruptured or anything, so...

    Last edited by Finishing Touches; 27-03-2009 at 03:55 PM. Reason: wrong word


 
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