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I've got Patella Femoral Syndrome, VMO excercises please(3 posts)

I've got Patella Femoral Syndrome, VMO excercises pleasestinkfoot247
Jan 26, 2004 10:37 AM
I'm just too strong for my own body. The doc said My knee pain is from that. He prescribed doing some endurance excersises for my vastus medialis muscle. If anybody has had this, could you share what excercises you did to treat this. How long, how often all that good stuff thank you. Any other input/stories are welcome. thanks
VMO excercisesFTMD
Jan 26, 2004 12:52 PM
There are PT excercises, and then the ones you can do in the gym.

PT - the big one was to sit on the floor and hold your leg out straight, off the floor about an inch. While off the floor, flex and squeeze the VMO and hold. Relax and lower the leg.

Gym - I use the leg sled. Never go below 90 degrees. Leg extension - only doing the last 30% of the movement (from barely bent knee to straight out). I also do squats, but with a Smith machine, legs waaayyy out in front of my hips, and a controlled descent down to maybe 45 degrees.

Been doing all of this for 2 years, and my VMO's have grown, and the pain/discomfort is much more manageable. My right is bigger than the left, and my left knee is the more problematic of the two. I'm doing a few extra sets of leg extensions to try and even them out.

There's lot of info on the web about this topic. Good luck.
Too strong for your body, or riding in too big a gear?Kerry Irons
Jan 26, 2004 4:50 PM
It's hard to imagine a stress injury at 110 rpm cadence. I'm wondering whether you injured yourself by riding at too low a cadence/too high a gear.