George – I’ve had two knee surgeries (meniscus trim and ACL reconstruction). One of the best things I have found so far is actually strengthening all the little muscles around the knee to better protect ligaments and cartilage. I’ll still have that pain from time to time behind the knee but only after really long repetitive motions. The ChamFit exercises are actually awesome for the knee.
In a preparation for my high-altitude peak, I decided to check my right knee. For many years on descending several hundred meters I felt a pain in the back of the knee where the leg biceps connects to the knee. I did Magnetic Resonance Imaging and it came out that the end of my outer meniscus is split into two halves. The younger doctor advised endoscopic surgery but his more experienced colleague said that no surgery is needed. And advised leg flexibility training because my muscles are very stiff and I have a decreased range of motion. I will soon be 61 so obviously, there are also some degenerative changes. I wonder if somebody has experienced a similar problem and can give some advice. Also, some recommendations for flexibility training. Yoga classes are good but they seem that do not target the knee region much.
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