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Hi everyone, I'm 16 and have been having issues with both of my knee caps dislocating fairly easily for many years. It started about 5 years ago, mainly because I had lazy gamer legs at the time. About three years ago, I broke my wrist thanks to my weak legs and ended up doing therapy to strengthen them up a bit. Of course, I eventually got lazy again.
Fast forward to about a year ago, I got into road cycling and mountain biking and will soon be doing it competitively. I do 40-60 minutes of intense training five to six days a week. Because of this, I figured I was done with dislocations. But alas, my right knee dislocated after I jumped over a small mound of snow last month; A simple action which shouldn't cause anyones knee to blow out. Aside from that painful event, I've noticed that my knees still "almost" pop out just by lightly bumping them, or by bending my leg in perfectly normal ways.
At this point, I'm not sure what else I could possibly do to stop my knees from dislocating. The only thing I can think of is that the tendons in my legs are tight? Stretching is one thing that I never do. In fact, my hamstrings are so tight that I can barely bend over when I prop a leg up. This is very frustrating for me because I have developed somewhat of a phobia of doing anything that might cause a dislocation, and it's keeping me from doing the fun things I'd like to do. Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated.
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