Basically since I was around 13 I've had osgood schlatters disease which causes me a lot of pain in both my knees, the doctors and physios tell me that it is quite normal in teenagers and goes away on its own however this has lasted 5 years. I've had to stop playing football because of it and any sort of sport involving running causes me pain in my knees. Now I've been weight training for almost a year now and have seen huge improvements, however my legs are lagging behind because I can't train them too heavy or too often.
So I wanted to know if anybody has had any similar problems or knows anyway to overcome this or should I just stop training my legs and just cycle?
Thanks in advance!
This is not specific to your condition and should not be taken as medical advice (etc) but a few things that might help you if you're not doing them already:
1) Buy neoprene knee sleeves. These will keep your knees warm and provide some slight compression, which will make your knees feel better.
2) Buy a foam roller (preferably blue or harder, the white ones are useless) and roll your IT bands/quads/adductors/piriformis/calves.
3) Stretch your piriformis and do the 'couch stretch.'