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I got 2 of these braces. Only 2nd day wearing them, but I can really feel the improvement. It makes walking around not feel weird and painful.
I also had big problems with runners knee until I got one of these bandages. Now I have no problems whatsoever. A lot of people have success with this kind and I got one but it didn't work very well for me.
Not sure of your injury. But a knee strap helped me through knee pain and avoid injury.
Mueller Jumper's Knee Strap Red: [link]
Former pro volleyball athlete. Had jumpers knee on both knees for +3 years.
Firstly - don't go see a doctor. They are in my opinion not meant to diagnose nor cure sport injuries. Go see a competent physiotherapist.
Secondly: go get yourself some shoes with maximum dampening. For some extra dampening soles help. Custom made or not. Whatever suits you.
Shoes with terrible dampening are a main cause for jumpers knee.
Thirdly: Consider what kind of surface you are exercising on. Some sportshalls have terrible concrete dampening - also a main cause for jumpers knee.
Get yourself jumpers knee strap. Those that press hard under the knee.
One of these: [link]
As for drugs I suggest any NSAID. Diclofenac has been successful for such injuries. Better to use the cream variety and apply directly to the affected area.
Some people I play with use tiger balm and shit but I don't think those really directly help.
As for exercises, they are a bunch of special rehab exercises that your physiotherapist will give you. Some inclined squats without weights and stuff.
Go for those first. After you have some strength go for any legwork.
I use these:
As for cardio - no running for you! Biking helps. A lot. Get yourself a nice roadbike with SPD pedals. Helps a lot.
No jumping. No plyometrics. Don't be stupid. Know what your knees can and can't do.
You take care of your knees and they will take care of you.
You do anything stupid and you WILL suffer for it.
I use one of these when I get knee pain. I find it helps a lot.
So, this could be runner's/jumper's knee, tendinitis of the patella tendon. It takes a long time to get rid of, but rehabbing and rest help it along.
Decline one-legged squats and a knee strap (while running) should diminish the pain. Don't stop rehabbing when the pain is gone, keep doing it for about 4 weeks after, kinda like taking all your antibiotics.
Oh, and get your shoes and gait checked out.
The weight should be very heavy (for a single leg). You should warm up well. I would sweat like crazy on these, especially the leg press. It's ok if it kind of hurts.
Cross Friction Massage. [link]
To hold the strap in place I've been putting it on over light under armor, pinching halfway up the shin then pulling the under armor over the strap so that the bottom of the under armor is holding up the strap.