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2/6/12 4:10 P

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Just found this thread while researching braces to wear during Zumba. I hope you had your knee checked out because it sounds EXACTLY what happened to me, which turned out to be a partial ACL tear in my left knee. Don't be afraid! Get it checked, and figure out what you need to do to support the knee to keep going!

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8/4/11 11:57 A

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If the Pop was followed by pain, that can be concerning, and since it's hurting some today I would have it checked. My joints pop a lot but it never hurts, so the Doctor said those u don't have to worry about.



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8/4/11 11:01 A

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I do actually wear dance sneakers... I'm wondering if anything it's because I pushed too hard after too long of a 'hiatus', though I don't FEEL like I was pushing super hard or anything, I wasn't winded etc...

I'm just not sure if I sprained it and I need to just 'rest it' or if it's serious enough to see a doctor... though it's smarting a bit today so I'm concerned emoticon




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8/4/11 10:33 A

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My joints tend to "crinkle" and pop often - almost similar to when I crack my back or someone cracks their knuckles. When a joint moves, the tendonís position changes and moves slightly out of place. You may hear a snapping sound as the tendon returns to its original position. In addition, your ligaments may tighten as you move your joints.

Also, the body can create calcium build up within the joint and this can be released when you move - which creates a popping noise. This commonly occurs in your knee or ankle, and can make a cracking sound. If you aren't noticing any bruising or swelling then the pop was most likely related to one of these issues.

Also, what kind of shoes do you wear? I notice whenever my shoes have too much "grip" on the floor that my knees instantly start hurting. I had to change to dance sneakers in order to stop the strain/pain on my joints and it makes a huge difference.

However, if you are feeling pain when your joints pop or you are noticing instability, than you should seek a health care professional, but otherwise, if you're not feeling pain then just understand that this is the way your body might work. You just might need to wear a knee brace when you work out.


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8/4/11 8:40 A

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Yesterday was my 'first day at school' at the new location of my gym after moving to Cincinnati. I HAVE MISSED ZUMBA SO BAD! It's been far too long, and I've definitely backslid.

So psyching myself up to find "where is the parking? where is the studio? who is the teacher?" and getting my expanding-ass to zumba after a 'too-long' hiatus as life was in a state of massive flux.

Got there, all seems to be in order. Pumped to get my zumba on! New teacher starts the class... hmm this is fun... I remember this! The songs are different but I'm great with cues, I'm not doing bad, I'm not huffing or puffing, I'm adding a little flair, small smile on my lips as my hips are movin and my booty is shakin....

POP

Oooof wtf, that was my knee? Wtf was that? Hmm.... ok well, probably a fluke, keep going, it's ok, it's just a little rusty from the hiatus....


POP

OW... ok, wtf... I'm scared now....

I gingerly walked to the side of the class and stayed in the back corner to try to continue 'low-impact' style, thing is... it wasn't hurting "after" the POP, but the pop hurt... and I was scared... wtf is this pop... so i'm doing REALLY low impact... and being very very 'careful' on it lest it happens again... to the point, i'm not really having fun anymore... and i'm frustrated... what is WRONG with my knee? Ok seems to be ok... let me try to get back 'into' the dance and focus more on the moves at a lower impact

POP

Ok I submit. I can't do this, this popping pain is SCARING me.

First time in my life doing the walk of shame leaving a class early. Only 1/2 way thru, and I'm out the door heading directly to CVS to buy a knee brace.

I don't know what is wrong with my knee. I'm scared though. It seems fine more or less, but when I straighten it completely as if to lock it, it hurts. And it feels, I don't know... a little 'wobbly'????

I'm scared I have to go to a doctor. And I'm scared that in the future it will be in the back of my mind while doing zumba making me not 'enjoy' zumba as much.

I'm not sure if I just took 'too' long of a hiatus and just didn't warm up well enough (i've always thought these teachers NEVER warm us up well enough) and that it's something 'minor'... I hope. God, this sucks. I was really excited about getting back into the swing of things, and I was ENJOYING zumba, I was doing WELL - not even wheezing or anything! And now I'm scared, and apparently have to take a break and rest my knee before I even got really STARTED?

Worried about my knee, what the hell was that POP?!?!?!




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