for the past two weeks i have had a sudden onset of knee pain on the outer part of my knee when i squat down then up.
i am looking for answers as i am unaware of what caused me this issue.
the only things i changed in my diet was a small increase of potatoes than usual as i tolerated them fine with no problem and the other thing i changed was adding 500ml fresh homemade OJ strained.
Could it be fructose or the nightshades even though i have had both of these foods before with no reported problems previously?
I have discovered i have flat feet with my ankles sinking inwards quite bad but have never had a problem with my feet. On of my friends told me this may not be linked to diet, just may be due to my feet. However i will still eliminate potatoes now and see how it goes as i only have pain in one knee as i haven't exercised in 2 weeks so not sure either how i could of injured my inner knee
asked bysunandmoon (501)
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on May 27, 2013
at 11:52 AM
If it was inflamed constantly I would think food. If it hurts when you move, I would think injury or impingement. Esp with squats. Have a trainer work with you on really tweaking your form and see if that helps.
When the outside of my knee hurts I find it's usually my IT band (down the outside of your thigh). I use a foam roller to roll it out at least twice a day until it stops hurting.
Of course it could be both - a mild injury that's inflaming more than usual due to diet. :)
on May 27, 2013
at 08:02 AM
Are you sure it has to be a link between this and nutrition? It might, but... to me it seems it's more probable that this could be injury due to high load and/or improper form? Weight training can always have some intrinsic risk of injury and the further you take it the most risk.
I used to squat more in the past and also had some recurring pain in my knees, and as I'm also an endurance runner I could not allow for that so I left it behind during some time. Now I re-introduced squats but I do them with my own weight or with dumbbells/barbells in a free range of motion fashion, I used to do them on the multi-power machine or horizontal press and that worked the worst for me. Beware also if you do machine leg extensions, they worked pretty bad for me also, when I did them I noticed more pain in the knee regardless of how much I did or not squat.
BTW fructose in general is linked to more AGE formation that could increase inflammation to some extent... so that could explain it (I guess you were thinking about this also) but just a little bit of fruit seems counter-intuitive and unlikely to me... but you never know.
I sometimes have some nightshades at lunch and some fruit pre-workout, will try to keep an eye to see if it makes any difference, so far I can't tell, please report back if you find some clues, this is pretty interesting.