Anatomy of the Knee

Discussion in 'Health Tips for the Martial Artist' started by Lisa, May 2, 2006.

  1. TigerWoman

    TigerWoman Senior Master

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    I agree with your statement. Repetitive kicking for strength training is not power kicking. We do those on the bags or shields too. Our instructor does make black belts demonstrate kicks in the air for testing so therefore they have to practice it that way. Not good. I stopped doing those too a long time ago. Too risky to do a jump 360 spin heel, round, side, etc. in the air over and over. After ten of those, it is risking another joint dislocation. TW
     
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    Yikes my knees are feeling very tender just reading thsi stuff :waah:
     
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    hey guys just a newbie to this site but lookin for answers big time ive dislocated my knee more than fifteen times (thats just the big real sore ones) i first did when i was 16 im now 27 and practise ninjutsu im scared of an operation cause your defenseless when your drugged up (probably y i dont sleep much) does any one know any strengthening exercises its thursday now and i just popped it out again on tuesday doing a hip throw (on the smallest person in the dojo )man it was painfull any way any tips out there its my inner side that my knee falls to, any help would be appreciated
    thanks heaps

    ps sorry bout my writting school wasnt as important as trainin
     
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    Lisa.... thank you it is on my favotites... Martial artist / skier / mover
    Thank You......
     
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    I've just had an arthroscopy done on my left knee - i sustained damage to my patella and MFC cartilage. The injury actually took a couple of months to get to critical point - it grumbled along for ages. During this time i was finding in my classes (Ba gua zhang) that the lower hip walking really settled it down - i'd purposely do more circle wakling in between more demanding exercises to stop it hurting. Unsure why this worked, perhaps by engaging the quadraceps muscles and stabilising the knee that way? Anyway, i'd recommend Ba gua circle walking (proper lower hip walking, not just regular walking!) to anyone with dodgy knees :)
     
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    I had my knee go reverse on me an man you talk about being a cry baby after that i have swore never to ever end up sick again. Was at work when it happened accident that they end up having to pay for there failure to put up a mirror so one could see around the corner but i tried to stop this pallet weighing about 3000lbs. Then my knee went this hurts this ain't happening.
     
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    Qi-tah, how do walk using said method? I've got some problematic knees too. They're not as serious as some other cases, but they click a lot.

    Thanks.
     
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    The Cruciate ligaments are not meant to be used as stabilisers on their own for the bones. Cruciate ligaments contain a high degree of nerves sensitive to movement. Therefor they shoot info back to the spine and as a reflex your muscles tighten. To prevent extraordinal movement of the bones.

    Good knees need strong muscles. Not only quadriceps, but also hamstrings. As they work together as a couple. First quadriceps contracts, followed by milliseconds by the hamstrings. So that the quadriceps doesn't pull the knee in overextension.

    So squats are good for martial artists.
    Just passing the info :)
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    HOORAY!!!

    Now I know I tore the Medial Meniscus and the Articular cartilage so based on this thread

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    Knees and Backs tend to be major problems. Unfortunately for me I have major lower back pain!! Guess being involved in Martial Arts and EMS doesn't help huh? :p
     
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    Thanks!!!
     
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    what a good publication, very useful!
     
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    Appears to be a bad link. "404 page not found".
     
  15. Ryan_

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    Yeah, but the OP was over 10 years ago, so the page has probably been deleted or moved since then.123
     

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