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Knee Locking After Meniscus Tear Surgery Related to Popliteus Muscle
Andreas Gabriel posted a topic in MobilityHi all, About a year ago I had surgery on my meniscus. Everything is mostly fine except occasionally my knee locks up. I have found that massaging the popliteus muscle unlocks the knee immediately and I can carry on. It's an easy fix to a annoying reoccurance. My question is: are there any exercises, stretches etc that will prevent my knee from locking up in the first place? I'm grateful for any suggestions, thank you!
meniscus Pistol squats - meniscus tears
Jason Neff posted a topic in MobilityHello - I know there have been some related forum posts on this issue, but after looking through them I haven't found an answer that really addresses my situation. I have torn the meniscus in each knee, doing pistol squat progressions in both cases (the tear occurred when down in the squatted position). I'm not sure if I just pushed the progressions too fast or if my leg/knee shape is just prone to it. I have had surgery on each knee - the type where they cut away the torn tissue, not repair (both surgeries are over a year in the past, so I'm completely recovered with no pain, although the left knee seems a bit irritated if I do heavy squat work or when I rock climb). My question is this...should I even attempt these progressions again or just avoid trying it? I'm hesitant, partially because both of these injuries occurred doing the progressions. I'm perplexed as to whether this is really possible for me at this point or if I just risk another tear and more damage. I'm hoping someone else might have a similar experience and could bring some insight to bear on how/if I should proceed. Thanks!