I don't even think about it when I'm squatting, so it doesn't hinder my performance, especially once I get warmed up. However, when I'm just squatting down to get something out of the kitchen cabinet, it is very painful to get back up.
I began to think it was a knee injury, but it is equal in both legs and I'm thinking a little too high to be the knee (or is it?). I asked a PT about it yesterday (it was a group of 3 of them actually), and they all felt it was something in my lower back. Sounds strange since my back has never hurt, but they said there are nerves that can affect things all the way down to the toes without pain anywhere in between.
I'm not so sure it's my back, but I had a thought this morning though. The first day I started squatting in my Do-Wins (oly shoe), was actually the 8th of June, 2 months ago.
- Could it be that the higher heal on my shoes is causing too much quad dominance? I searched around for this, but I'm getting opinions both ways, particularly here.
- Should I try knee wraps?
- I squatted barefoot for a long time before I got my shoes. Should I try that for a month or so?
- I don't have a foam roller. Could that be the solution?