Knees popping

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Knees popping

Post by Tigradawg » May 25th, 2020, 11:33 am

Been using Model D for about a month, and finding my knee popping or clicking at the catch. No pain, just concern I'm doing damage. Any advice?

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Re: Knees popping

Post by lindsayh » May 25th, 2020, 6:40 pm

Tigradawg wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 11:33 am
Been using Model D for about a month, and finding my knee popping or clicking at the catch. No pain, just concern I'm doing damage. Any advice?
see a medico or probably a physiotherapist is best
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Re: Knees popping

Post by jamesg » May 26th, 2020, 12:09 am

Some data on rating, power, drag factor, foot position and your height might help.

Check if it happens at the first stroke too. If not, it could be due to bringing the slide too far forward once up to speed. If so, try using the standard hands-swing-slide recovery sequence and keep the slide about 50 cm from your heels, with a knee angle at the catch no less than 45°and shins vertical.

Could also try some back-stop (fixed seat) rowing, which can show how and where power is developed and help with warm-up and rowing sequences.
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Re: Knees popping

Post by ampire » May 26th, 2020, 9:23 am

Try stretching hamstrings and calves.
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Re: Knees popping

Post by Cyclist2 » May 26th, 2020, 9:53 am

My knee "pops" when I walk up stairs. It's called crepitus. It can be benign or a sign of some other condition. There is no pain with mine, either, so I just don't worry about it. It's sort of like cracking your knuckles. If you're concerned about it, check with a doctor, get an x-ray.
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Post by Dangerscouse » May 26th, 2020, 10:34 am

More or less every joint on me clicks and pops. Admittedly I don't think my knees pop when I'm rowing though. Is it with every stroke?
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Re: Knees popping

Post by Anth_F » May 26th, 2020, 2:01 pm

My knees click and pop quite a bit, and always have since i was in my later teens.

I need to make sure i click and pop them by bending my legs in and out before i set off on the erg otherwise i can get some uncomfortable leg drives if i don't. By doing that beforehand gives me no issues when i row :)
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Re: Knees popping

Post by Ponder » June 22nd, 2020, 1:10 pm

Tigradawg wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 11:33 am
Been using Model D for about a month, and finding my knee popping or clicking at the catch. No pain, just concern I'm doing damage. Any advice?
Both my knees pop without pain too. I'm not sure why. Kinda weird to hear them pop, but at least there is no pain, so that's good. There are probably different reasons for each person. Probably best to visit a doctor to find out why.

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