16 months ago, I developed a painful knee condition while hiking down a steep mountain trail. The constant strain of the downhill pressure and the frequent shocks to my leg as I descended from one rock to the next eventually led to the pain. The pain is focused on the outside surface of my right knee joint, just to the side of, and a bit below the patella. A friend offered an ACE bandage which helped only slightly at the time. Over a few weeks it got better, but would flare up again with the slightest provocation (a little pick-up soccer, a short jog, etc). As I look forward to ski season, I worry about the next flare-up, and wonder what I can do to prevent it. What exercises and stretches will help avoid pain? Should I preemptively take ibuprofen before skiing? Is there a knee brace which is designed with this condition in mind? What is this condition called?
Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
Asked by tbbbnbab - 4 answers - 8 years 6 weeks ago