Boxing shoes for bad knees.

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  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm currently recovering from Microfracture surgery and a torn meniscus. Microfracture surgery is the same procedure that Sergio Martinez went through after the Cotto fight and it is pretty much my last ditch effort to generate some new cartilage and avoid a knee replacement. While I am laying here bored out of my skull, I was wondering if anyone else on here has knee issues and if there is a particular boxing shoe that has helped? I should also mention that I am 45 and no longer compete. Prior to getting injured I was boxing five days a week doing light sparring , bag and Mitt work.
     
  2. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nothing on shoes, but my brother had a hip replacement (he’s about 50) and still trains and he does all his cardio on an elliptical now for what that’s worth. Swears by it.
     
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    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Glad to hear your brother's hip replacement was a success. My doc said I should be able to get my cardio from Elliptical/swimming but is advising me against ever running again. That is going be a massive lifestyle change for me since for years I have always started my day with a 3 mile run. It sucks getting old!

    Regarding the shoes, I'm assuming there is not much that I can do for extra knee support. I have yet to find anything about it on the internet.
     
  4. steve21

    steve21 Member Full Member

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    Shoes are unlikely to make a huge difference in terms of knee stability, unless you have foot problems (excessive pronation/supination) - and even then, it can be addressed with inserts/insoles. A more effective approach will be to properly and adequately strengthen all the muscles involved - quads, hamstrings, hips/glutes, core. Hopefully you're already getting some of this as part of your rehab. I'd manage it this way before returning to any kind of boxing training - there's an old saying in rehab: you can't built a house without a good foundation. Get everything stronger and more stable and it makes it less likely that your knee problems will interfere with training.

    Hope this helps -
     
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    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Thank you. I'm in PT as we speak. Stiff as hell and about 12 weeks at least before I can even thing to start training again.
     
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    SerbianLoudmouth Overhand right-Suzie Q Full Member

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    Oh,man I had same problem last year but I did not go to surgery but pain was so big I could not even walk normaly!
    if you take shoes take the ones with a soft and thicker sole because when the sole is soft then the foot and feet are more comfortable so the pain is not felt while when the sole is harder then the grip leg is harder and more tiring so the pain is greater!
     
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    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah I'm looking into a boxing shoe that has more cushion for sure. I had been using ringside low tops because I liked the mobility but I think moving towards a high top model with cushion is probably going to be my best bet. Not sure if the high top will do much for my knee but having g more ankle support might offset some of th pressure on my knee. All of my years of boxing, I have never been injured worse or in more pain. I don't compete anymore but still liked to do light sparring at the gym but it is looking more and more like I an going to have to just be content with bag/Mitt work.
     
  8. Sinew

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    DRs dont always understand what the human will is capable of. They kind of just go by the books. They tell you what there study tells them . I had tears in both my meniscus two years before this video. I let them heal on it's own, no surgey. I am 48 years old. So this video was a few years back . But my Doctor told me because of my high blood pressure and gained weight I can not jog for miles anymore. But he is wrong. These things are because I eat more than I should . Nothing more. But here I am able to spar. Its honestly not the best sparring and I would be much more effective if I was in better shape. But I am still able to do what I love.

    Take the time to recover and your body will tell you if you will be able to do these things. Your Dr. Can only really tell you WHY you can no longer do it if your body stops doing it. Two torn meniscus, overweight and high blood pressure. Dr. says I cant but here we are
    I'm in the black shirt
     
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  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Didn’t think about these before but I just started back on a (low-key) conditioning program and pulled out my walking shoes (I prefer Brooks brand fwiw) and my workout socks.

    These Thorlos are the best “active-wear” socks I’ve ever owned. You’ll really feel a difference. Not sure what it would do for bad knees but it’s not a huge expense so might be worth a try. I have the Amazon link here but you can usual find them at places like Sports Authority and sporting goods stores that sell running shoes. The two on the left are the ones I’m talking about;

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    Thanks for share it.
     


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