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Knee Pain...Help

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by twlih, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. twlih

    twlih Regular Member

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    Hi all,
    I have been having this knee pain problem for the last few months.
    I play 3 times a week, Mon, Wed and Sat.
    I am in my late 20's and I do jump alot during play
    Off course the more I play the more severe the pain is.
    The pain spot is at the green 'X' spot. It hurts when I press on the spot.
    Even during normal day, I sometimes can feel the pain as if a needle is
    pinching in that spot.
    I tried to put a knee support strap on it, it help a little bit but now
    sometimes when i walk I can hear the knee bone cracking sound.
    And when I squat it hurts as if there is no power to support the whole body.

    I dunno if I should spend money for X-ray and medical checkout. I don;t know whether is the me or maybe there is some portion of people who is
    suffering the same pain. Please advice.
    Thanks
     

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  2. Neil Nicholls

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    Seek expert advice.
    Try to find a Sports Physiotherapist.


    I am not an expert.

    Which leg is the pain in, left or right?
    and do you play left-handed or right-handed.

    If you answer Left+Left or Right+Right then the problem might be related to the way you lunge. The knee should not extend too far forward or you get increased pressure in the area you indicated.

    See Wong Choon Hann lunge safely
     

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  3. Dill

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    I've been getting the sore knee syndrome recently as well, I put it down to jumping up for everything at the back and just landings taking their toll.

    Mine is a constant dull pain just behind the knee cap, I think I'll give it a rest for a couple of weeks and then go to the sports injury clinic at Hampden (national football team ground).
     
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    which knee? from limited info, i would say pinch nerve for now.
     
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    u SHOULD go for x-ray....

    get it as soon as possible..man...it can grow dangerous!!!...
    gud luck
     
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    Not a doctor, but possibly sounds like shin splints. Here's a link to more info.

    http://my.webmd.com/content/article/80/96441.htm?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}

    Injury common to tennis players (Pete Sampras had it alot) and so thought badminton players might get it too. If the symptoms should right, follow the treatment for rest, etc. If no help, see a doctor as you don't want it to get serious. Good Luck.
     
  7. twlih

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    I just found this article, seems to fit my symptom.

    Osgood-Schlatter disease/osteochondrosis

    Definition:
    A painful swelling of the bump on the front of the tibia (anterior tibial tubercle).

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    Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
    The disease probably results from microtrauma (small, usually unnoticed injuries caused by repetitive overuse) before the complete maturity of the anterior tibial tubercle attachment.

    The disorder is typified by a painful swelling just below the knee on the front (anterior) surface of the lower leg bone (tibia). The area is tender to pressure and swelling may be minimal to very marked. Running, jumping, and climbing stairs cause discomfort. Symptoms occur on one or both legs. The disorder is seen most often in active, athletic adolescents, boys being more often affected than girls.
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    I hope this is it, nothing more...but yeah probably will drop by a doctor
    Thanks for the advice
     
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    twlih,

    you should also look into patella tendonitis.

    the distinction between the Osgood-Schlatter and another similar one call patella tendonitis is the location of the pain. the location of the pain petella tendonitis (what i have) is right below the knee cap, while O-S is an inch or two further down.

    i find that the knee strap just below the knee cap is ok, but even better is a strap that wraps tightly around the kneecap to hold it in place. supposedly it keeps the knee cap where it should be and reduces wear due to excessive movements.
     
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    It 'could' be Osgood Schlatter. That area is also the insertion point of the patella tendon.

    definately advise a consultation for a definitive diagnosis - consider going to a sports physiotherapist.
     
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    Cheung,

    Correct me if i am wrong, but patella straps are used to provide support for this tendon? Aparently it strengthens it?

    Matt
     
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    I think you should go for a diagnosis (hospital or physiotherapist, wait, isn't physiotherapy one of the departments in a hospital?) just for the safety sake.

    You won't lose anything if you go, plus if you go there, they might be able to tell you some other things that you don't know or not aware of.:)
     
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    From the Green x it looks like your pain is UNDER the knee . Am I right ?
    Still if I got it wrong you can get some information about knee problems in here and feel free to ask your question. Seeing a Doctor is always good and just refrain from any activity that hurts you till you solve it.
     
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    Seriously though, go see a doctor or something. Self diagnosis is one of the worst things you could do. Just because you think symptoms on the internet match yours doesn't mean that this is what you have. There's a reason doctors go through six years of medical school...
     
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    It's most likely your patella that is being damaged. It's a common problem in sports that require jumping around. You can get something called a patella strap which helps reduce the pain.
     
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    wow old thread. anyways just going a long......

    i think i had the same problem. your not just exercising on your joints well. when i had this problem on my left knee, i biked like 20 minutes two times a week for like 2 weeks and pain slowly went away. i heard squatting helps too but i don't like doing them.
     
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    i claimed none of the above. your best medication is rest! take at least 1 month off. up to 3 months. let it heal. that is the best medicine, knee strap whatever strap... it doesn't really help. also do not excercise everyday. your body takes at least 24-48 hours to recover unless you have slowly trained yourself to be able to stress that hard. even then, this stress can be too much for a body to handle. Yes this is an old thread. and what lwiew says is true. but for me i just don't like doctors O_O;;; so rest is my advice to you if you do not want to see doctor. if resting that long doesn't even help a bit, then you definitely got something wrong. wonder why that guy revived this thread.
     
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    How far can the knee extend? Not past the toes, or not to your feet in general?

    And also do you guys feel that your right knees are much looser than your left? Its very annoying for me.

    Edit: What are the benefits of knee straps? They look cool. =]
     
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    When a large force is applied to the patella, it moves outwards slightly. By having a knee strap for the patella it keeps the tendon from moving outwards reducing the amount of pressure on the patella.
     

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