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Ongoing Knee (right) Problem at 17 years old

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by LeeSu, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. LeeSu

    LeeSu Regular Member

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    Just yesterday after badminton practice for my school, I experienced a pain on my knee, on the right side. I also feel pain to the right of my knee cap as well. I used aspercreme to try to help ease the pain throughout the night, but I woke up in the middle of the night to have my knee burn and target the spots where it especially hurt.
    I already have an ongoing knee pain that I've had since last summer, but I only assumed it was because I have a weak knee. It didn't bother me too much during my tennis season and was fine up until badminton conditioning began.
    We practice 5 days a week (soon to be 6) and for 2 hours. We do 15-20 minute runs, and sometimes running laps within 15 minutes. There were times were my knee would hurt below the patella so I would stop running. We also do squats, wall sits, lunges, and bunny hops (which I am exempted from). I would feel fine during our exercises, and a few times would I feel minimal pain during that. However, after practice my knee would start to hurt and I resort to limping so that I wouldn't put too much pressure on my right knee.

    I consulted a doctor once and he told me to stretch and massage it (this was during my tennis season, however).

    I experience dull pains, and even some sharp ones, but they aren't always pinpointed in the same location; instead, they occur around the knee cap and sometimes underneath that. Recently I've experienced a constant pain on the right side of my knee.

    I'm wondering if my knee is hurting due to overuse because I'm only 17 years old and I know this isn't normal at my age :(
     
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    Sounds like it could be Patella Tendonitis, is it just below the knee cap ? And are you right handed ?
     
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    I have several areas where it hurts. Sometimes it's below, other times on the right of my knee cap, and also on the side of my knee. I'm left handed
     
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    yeah, well it does sound like the most likely problem is Patella Tendonitis, you can buy a Mueller Knee Support (about $15) and they will allow you to continue playing.
     
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    well i'm already wearing a knee brace. maybe it would be better for me to rest? i didn't think conditioning was so demanding :(
     
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    Ever injured or sprained that knee before? If so, then perhaps it could be an intra articular meniscal problem, in which case you'll need to seek specialist advice.
     
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    Um I've only felt pains varying from dull to sharp (which isn't often), but this could probably be the first where I'm feeling more pains.
     
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    Def overuse in my opinion, training 5/6 times a week is hard and if there is a slight weakness in knee, it wont improve. Ud need to take time off. As chaps said above a good support would help u a lot. The fact that it gets sore afterwards shows thats there is some damage in there and exercise is making it inflammed. Ur body is telling u to rest it but if you do exercise it, ice it for 10/15 mins and stretch the legs after for 10 mins. A good sports masseur should be able to help u.
     
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    I would stop playing for the time being. Dun let it cause further damage that might take long time to heal.
     

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