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    Hi, I understand the Starr rehab method is for muscle belly tears, not for ligament damage. I have sprained my left knee, not so bad that I cant walk but badly enough that the tightness/soreness is throwing off my squat technique I don't feel safe squatting more 220 (last working set pre-injury was 365x5x3). There was some spasming in the VMO for a couple of days but that has stopped. I'm using voltaren and/or ice to manage joint stiffness/discomfort, which I need to do if I standing for more than 30 min.

    Any advice on rehab or is it more a waiting game until I can squat with good technique then progressively increase the weight again?

    44 year old male in a sedentary job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Le Comte View Post
    Hi, I understand the Starr rehab method is for muscle belly tears, not for ligament damage. I have sprained my left knee, not so bad that I cant walk but badly enough that the tightness/soreness is throwing off my squat technique I don't feel safe squatting more 220 (last working set pre-injury was 365x5x3). There was some spasming in the VMO for a couple of days but that has stopped. I'm using voltaren and/or ice to manage joint stiffness/discomfort, which I need to do if I standing for more than 30 min.

    Any advice on rehab or is it more a waiting game until I can squat with good technique then progressively increase the weight again?

    44 year old male in a sedentary job.
    A more precise identification of which ligament was sprained would be helpful. There are various ligaments in and around the knee, and each of them would have their own precautions for returning to training depending on the severity of the sprain, structural instability, etc.

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    Thanks for prompt reply. It is the lateral ligament.

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    How was this diagnosed?

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    Physical manipulation of knee joint by Dr with questioning of which movements/positions hurt and discussion of incident leading to injury (golf swing on downhill lie then getting worse through rest of round - lateral motion and twisting)

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    Was this a Primary Care type Doctor, or was it an orthopaedic surgeon?

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