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knee or hamstring problem

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by hanser, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. hanser

    hanser Regular Member

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    Hi,
    read threads about knee problems but everybody's got different symptoms. i got this 2 symptoms happening at the same time, hope someone can advice.
    40 years old, plays 3-4 times a week (last 6 months) , right handed, good shoes.
    -pain on the inside of right knee when walking down stairs and getting up from seated position
    -tightness behind right knee, cannot bend knee fully.Painful when squatting but pain is at the back of knee( at the pivot point).
    any advice is welcomed.
    tks.
     
  2. visor

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    Hi,

    A few preliminaries:
    - no previous knee injuries/strains/problems?
    - any trigger event recently that started this?
    - any swelling around the knee?

    It sounds like a loose meniscus or loose body inside the joint.
    Does playing more seem to aggravate it?

    If it persists or worsens, you should go seek a professional opinion.
     
  3. hanser

    hanser Regular Member

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    Hi Visor,
    - previous knee injuries/strains/problems?
    about 7 years ago where i was off road riding and flew into a ditch, landed somewhat on the knee( wearing knee guards though), no injuries on the knee but the whole area at the back of knee was black and blue?? didn't see a doc and healed in about 2 weeks.
    - any trigger event recently that started this?
    - any swelling around the knee?

    no swelling on the knee, no trigger point, just playing hard and fully stretched a couple of times.
    Does playing more seem to aggravate it?
    yes, area becomes stiffer and flexibility less each time I played in last few games. usually i don't feel the pain until when the game is over.

    right now, i don't know if i should apply heat or cold treatment.
     
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    Ice a joint, don't heat it.

    Try taking some ibuprofen before the game, if you are not allergic to it.

    You may still need to see an MD and do a standing X-ray to check your meniscus.
     
  5. Fidget

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    There may not be any overt swelling, but that pain in the back and the inability to fully flex could imply a joint effusion and a Baker's cyst.
    Agree with Dr. Visor that meniscus needs scrutiny.
     
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    try Glucosamine... it helps me a lot...have kinda same symptoms as you.. can't walk up stairs and can't get up after squatting...
    btw,i'm 45.. and i can play almost solid 2 hrs...

    unless i have cramps... lol...
     
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    tks for your input. I'm going to lay off strenuous exercise for 3 weeks and take glucosamine. ice the joint if its painful. if that doesn't see improvement then i think a trip to the specialist to check meniscus is warranted. i hope i can hold off playing...
     
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    hey thanks rusty, my condition has improved quite a bit now and i feel I can go back to badminton soon. i think the exercises should compliment the recovery. thanks for your input.
     

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