Thread: Knee Injury
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Old 04-15-2002, 02:13 PM   #1
Doug Mathieu
Dojo: Aikido Bozankan
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Join Date: Apr 2002
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Knee Injury

Hello

I want to ask if anyone has experience with exercises that can damage the knee. In particular are there certain exercises you don't do or show in warm ups and class.

I have been training for 11 years, am a Shodan and am 43 years old.

A couple weeks ago I experienced pain in my knee the day after a regular training session of about 1 1/2 hours. I have had this pain before but not for some time. Its the kind of pain which hurts if you lift your knee but you can walk with no effort.

The only thing I can think of that could have caused this were 2 things we did at warm up. Lunges and a hip rotation excersise where you rotate your hip, your arms follow and you bend your leg to touch the knee to the mat each time.

I had no pain when I left class and there was no time when I had a bad fall, etc.

I am interested if anyone may confirm the possible danger in these excersises and if they know of any others to watch out for. This is for myself and students as I assist with Instruction.
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