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Should I wear Knee support?

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by ZDavidC, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. ZDavidC

    ZDavidC Regular Member

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    I play badminton at least 3x a week, I mostly play about 4x a week. Tues, Friday, Sat and Sun. Sometimes after I play, my knee hurts should I get some knee support when I play?
     
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    Make sure you're wearing good badminton shoes if you're playing that much.

    Any previous knee injuries? Also how old are you?
     
  3. ZDavidC

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    I'm wearing Yonex SHB 101, I don't have any knee injuries but had this before when I was playing tennis and basketball. I'm 17.
     
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    OK, so where does it hurt: sides of the joint lines, front, kneecap above/below, etc.

    Worse with squat, bend, jump etc?
     
  5. ZDavidC

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    only hurt when I walk, not sure where pain is coming from. I usually just ingore pain when I get injured and contiune playing :S. I think it;s like in around the front and sides.
     
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    hmmm, you should go see you doctor and see what he says

    maybe just overuse, or malaligned biomechanics (you're still growing, flat feet, etc) ... just wanna make sure you're not missing anything more serious
     
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    kay thanks for your help. I went to doctor before about it, he said nothing seroius.
     
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    I had a similar thing a couple of years ago all it turned out to be was i was growing faster than my muscles could stretch. Apart from seeing a physio and/or doctor is doing so basic leg stretches every night for about 2-3 weeks to help the muscles to stretch.
     
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    could be what i had about the same age basically i did a lot of exercise then cut back for a while which allowed my tendons and ligaments to losen in my knees which meant they occasionally pinched or moved and caused a sharp pain and dull aches, it was diagnosed because the doctor and the physio could pull out my lower leg from the knee socket by like 1 cm :p so all i have to do is leg exercises.

    annoyingly as i just spent 4 weeks with no exercise it looks like its back.

    should be the first thing a doctor/physio checks so go see one
     
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    Yeah that's what my doctor said about me too. He told me drink more milk but I can't I'm lactose intolerant so no milk for me. Lol
     
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    Same as noppy I used to swim alot and then stoppped thats when it happened to me. Also when i dont do exercise in a while it gets really bad :(
     
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    Here is some unusual advice about not seeing a doctor for all sports injuries, viz www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/fashion/01best.html.
    Personally I tend to agree. I have also never seen a doctor, except once for a head concussion and many stitches on a badly lacerated forehead in a head-to-head clash in a soccer match many decades ago, for the many sports injuries I have sustained in sports.
     
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    if the injury after training I would suggest to wear patella strap.

    it works great to reduce strain on your patella
     
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    I used to have knee support / brace, but I never wear any of them anymore, after receive some advice from expert. She mentioned that all the support basically do help, but also "fool" us to let us believe our joints / muscles, etc can hold longer, when they are actually tired out. She suggested me to be honest to myself, if I really fit the uncomfortness, I should stop and take a rest.

    Regular Exercise and better care of your body, is much better than use whatever gears or medicine to "hold on for another game".
     
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    Sometimes I feel some pain in my knees, too, and taping is just the best for me. Just some standard athletic tape (not flexible) just below the kneecap and I'm good to go. Really easy to do, as well. For anything lasting longer than a few hours, kinesiotape helps speeding up the healing, but opinions are split on that, so ask your doctor and try it out yourself :D
     
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    Kobe Bryant Once said the only reason you feel sore or pain is because you don't stretch and warm up.
     
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    thats not entirely true - sometimes you just put too much stress on a joint or tendon, and it starts to hurt. badminton players often experience problems with their right knee due to the deep lunges and the jumps, which can both damage the knee. thats why its important to practice footwork, wear good shoes and strengthen the leg muscles - for me, improving my footwork really helped/helps with my knee problems. for tournaments and long training sessions (2,5h+) i often tape it, though, just to be on the safe side^^

    PS: that could help with patella problems, and is quite simple to apply. its also very cheap.
    http://www.photo400.com/howto/view....utube_gdata_player&title=Taping+Jumper's+Knee
     
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    I have been wearing sport shoes insoles for the last several months, and I can fell that my knees, after playing two or three hours of badminton, are not as sore as before . IMO some of those Yonex shoes don't have enough cushion.
     

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