I hear this a lot. And personally I think it far more often. I’ve been missing the anterior wedge of my meniscus on my left knee since 2006, and since Lyme in 2014 my right knee has been tricky, to say the least.
Covering knee prehab and reparative protocols in an exhaustive manner on a blog post can’t be done. But suffice it to say that before you throw your pity party, do yourself a favor and learn foot/ankle dynamics, knee anatomy, and understand hip mechanics.
A few Sundays ago I fielded a distance coaching call with a guy who has had WORSENING outcome after meeting with physical therapists for the past 6 months. With ONE technique we got his knees “40% better” (his words), and in THAT SINGLE first time FaceTime session I got him to painlessly squat below parallel for the first time in over a year. No magic. No bullshit. Just understand anatomy and physiology.
Sometimes I lament the fact that I’ve had so many physical issues over the years. But the truth of the matter is because of personally dealing with and curing chronic pain, injuries, nerve issues, I will go toe-to-toe with any guru on planet earth. Watch these videos (https://www.instagram.com/p/CFeurQLHiiN/)o see Trx sissy French squat for 60 reps; Hatfield French squat 440 x 20; ATG Hatfield 550 x 3. And my knees suck!