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Knee pain?

Posted by @vctrm67 in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Jul 13, 2013

So yesterday morning, I noticed that my knee was slightly more painful than it usually is. I decided to wait it out, figuring that it would go away, and it didn't. Now, every time I either extend or contract (squeeze) my left leg together, the left part of my back knee hurts and feels like it pops. It isn't my kneecap or anything really under my kneecap, it feels like a muscle or a tendon in the back left part of my knee area of my leg that pops and hurts if I fully extend my leg.

BTW, it could be because I play competitive tennis and I run 2.5-3 miles 3 times a week.

Does anyone have any tips?

Tags: knee problems

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Posted by @vctrm67, Jul 13, 2013

There doesn't seem to be swelling either

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Posted by @dezi, Jul 30, 2013

As a former basketball player, I can definitely relate to sore knees.

It sounds like your patellar tendon might be the source of the soreness. I recommend Biofreeze to everyone who has bone, joint or muscle pain that doesn't require surgery. The other think I've found to be effective in helping manage pain from patellar tendinitis is a product called a Gelband Patella Strap ( ).

It doesn't look like much, but looks can be deceiving. IF that is the source and nature of your pain, that little band can bring a whole world of relief. If it doesn't, at least you'll be able to rule out patellar tendinitis, which is extremely common among athletes, particularly joggers, tennis and basketball players.

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