(mods -- consider this for a sticky, please?) BC seems to have a constant supply of new threads about injuries. These threads always take the form: For all these people who post injury threads, I have the answer for you: See a doctor BC exists to promote badminton and badminton-related discussion. It is NOT a medical site, and BC members cannot be responsible for diagnosis or treatment of injuries. Although this community does have some medically qualified members (notably Cheung), it is not appropriate to rely on their advice. You should consult a doctor who can examine you and discuss your injury face-to-face. The consistent presence of these injury threads is concerning. It seems there are many people out there who are simply not treating their injuries seriously. I believe that these people are avoiding dealing with the problem. Chatting online in a forum is easy, harmless, and non-commital. You can always ignore the advice. But if you visit your doctor, he might tell you to stop playing badminton for six weeks. You don't want to hear that, so you try BC instead (let's face it -- are badminton enthusiasts likely to tell you the same thing?). Don't bury your head in the sand; deal with the problem. Consult a professional. BC has many virtues, but it is no substitute for a doctor.