Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by gaaaary, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. Just passed out of Phase 1 and am wondering if it's worth going to the med centre at my Phase 2 establishment for my knees, when doing PT warm ups and am told to get my heels to touch my arrse its very uncomfortable and also when in the kneeling or squatting shooting positions its either very painful or when in squatting specifically I find it very difficult to get up under my knees own steam. Sorry if this seems like a completely daft question but obviously I'm inexperienced and this kind of thing is to be expected and to just 'soldier on' ?
  2. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    depends on the pain. if its just achy general discomfort then you probably just need to get used to using your knees and maybe do some stretches to make them more supple.

    if the pain is specific and sharp behind the kneecap or down one side or the other then it may need looking at as you could have damage in there or just bad muscle balance throwing your kneecaps out of centre.
  3. I have Osgood–Schlatter and was wondering if that would affect me joining the infantry.
  4. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    shouldnt do if you have grown out of it. its a condition of growing up not a disease so if its finished and the medics are happy then do what you want. it might delay you for a year or two if it hasnt.
  5. To the OP, instead of asking on here, get yourself to the med centre (or whatever you have nowadays) and get a professional opinion. Asking on here will just attract mainly crap opinions, given as fact!
  6. i have grown out of it mostly but was wondering if would still take me on as it is on my health records.
  7. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    its not a disease just a growing pain unless it stays out of balance. little brother had it and he got in allright. I guess it depends on how choosy they are on the day. you can get a specialist to report that you are super fit, just make sure you can prove it.

    or become a stacker :)
  8. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    depends on the time of day and how bored everyone is. sore knees is a fact of army life but pain shouldnt be. if he is in pain then he should go and get it checked out but if its just discomfort because schools dont do pt anymore and he spent his youf lying on a beanbag playing on his xbox then its pretty normal that they are complaining about having to work for a living instead of hanging out by the bus stop.

    I spent some time in the mrs at strensall when it was an infantry depot and saw a lot of knees and feet failing to adjust from trainers to boots within the required timescale a situation I understand which has not improved despite the first few weeks being in trainers. that was before the remedial/medical platoons they have now. a lot of kids dont know how to stand up straight, run or even walk properly so medical problems arise far too often.
  9. If you have big, rugby player legs then you will find it less easy (and more painful in my experience) to be as supple as the racing snakes with straws for legs !
  10. I thought deep knee bends were frowned upon these days as it was found to cause problems ??
  11. No charge. :)
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  12. Shite off you truth telling **** stick :biggrin:
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  13. Professional advice recommended. Current exercise regimens involve eccentric loading for 4 x 15 reps daily over a 12 week period but the way you do it could be very important... e.g. Step downs or squats or lunges. Osgoods is simply following Wolffs Law - a load on growing bone and the bone follows the stress direction - lumpy attachment! You should see the size of my bone...
  14. Having a similar problem here. Think mine's just generalised aching, but it's concentrated on the right knee and is now sufficiently worrying that it's stopping me running. Only comes on when the knee's run on; I think the main problem is probably impact damage since I'm running in boots.
  15. Airhippo - self-refer yourself to a Physio or ask GP....don't assume hurt means harm but pains should make you try & solve the cause....that is, not have the bit that hurts cooked, frozen or electrocuted but rather, what are you doing to stress specific tissues? I presume ankles & hips are OK? They're being impacted too with running in why might they be OK?