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    Originally posted by |R|S
    i know what you mean.. me and a friend of mine use to have it last time, but for us, it is the right knee, coz we are right handed...

    the thing to do here is to strengthen you knee... there is a lot of ways to do this but the most convenient one is to make a 90 degree angle with your back on the wall... something like sitting on an imaginary chair.

    you will feel the strain on your thigh... and this will strengthen your knee... do this frequently... at the beginning i was only able to take 20sec, now i can maintain the position for ard 87sec!
    Hey, good exercise. Gotta try that. But wouldn't you get a lot of muscle pain from your thighs after doing that?

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    Can I just say that wearing a knee-guard will offer no support whatever, except psychological? It's extremely foolish not to seek medical advice when it's available. If there is any laxity around the patella, it will make your knee extremely susceptible to dislocation. This is particularly the case in badminton where there is a lot of twisting and lunging involved. Having dislocated your knee, you can count on arthiritis and a certain degree of immobility depending on how severe the dislocation. You will certainly never regain the strength & mobility your knee previously had, and there will be a fair chance of the knee dislocating again in less severe conditions. So, take care of your bones if you wanna be a record-breaker...

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    Originally posted by armortec user
    Can I just say that wearing a knee-guard will offer no support whatever, except psychological?... ...
    unfortunately, that's where you are wrong. yes, i can agree that you should go see a doctor immediately before the problem gets worse. However, the knee brace will give the knee some support, depending what sort of knee brace you are using as there are many kinds. Like i mentioned before, my friend has very bad knees and has disloacted both of them..he continues to play badminton after they have healed well enough (like you mentioned, they will never be 100%)..but if my friend does not wear the knee brace, he will surely dislocate them and damage them again right when he starts playing a competitive match. So there obviously is some support..

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    hmm...In the UK the only knee support I have seen which is suitable for playing badminton is a tubi-grip, and there is a consensus that these offer no real support. If by knee-guard, you mean one of these (see the attached pic.), then I doubt it would be worth playing badminton as they are extremely restrictive.
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    Well... today it wasn't much of a problem... we did plenty of leg exercise anyway... my knees didn't give any problem... I think. Anyway, haven't seen such a knee brace around... I'll be looking for it anyway.

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    Joanne, I've heard that female basketball players are particularly susceptible to ACL tears. While I haven't heard of anyone proving why female players are more susceptible than male players, it's thought it might have something to do with their anatomy. I believe this can be prevalent among younger girls. When I was in junior high and high school I saw several girls from the basketball teams walking around on crutches and big braces on their knees. You might want to look into exercises which are specifically designed to strengthen this area. Whether this is the problem or not, it might not be a bad idea to start working on strengthening your knees anyways.

    As for the knee braces, I get intimidated by players wearing big knee braces, because then I know they are serious players! hehehe

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    Originally posted by coupii
    Joanne, I've heard that female basketball players are particularly susceptible to ACL tears. While I haven't heard of anyone proving why female players are more susceptible than male players, it's thought it might have something to do with their anatomy. I believe this can be prevalent among younger girls. When I was in junior high and high school I saw several girls from the basketball teams walking around on crutches and big braces on their knees. You might want to look into exercises which are specifically designed to strengthen this area. Whether this is the problem or not, it might not be a bad idea to start working on strengthening your knees anyways.

    As for the knee braces, I get intimidated by players wearing big knee braces, because then I know they are serious players! hehehe
    Lol. Intimidated by players wearing knee braces? Hmmm.... thanks for that idea.

    Yep, thinking of the exercises...

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    Originally posted by Joanne
    Lol. Intimidated by players wearing knee braces? Hmmm.... thanks for that idea.

    Yep, thinking of the exercises...
    How old are you? If I remember correctly you should be about 12/13 years old??

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    Originally posted by viver
    How old are you? If I remember correctly you should be about 12/13 years old??
    Yep... I'm 12 this year. Why the 2 ??

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    One of my friends has a dodgy knee from his football days. He always plays badminton wearing a knee support. It is a kind that has some sort of metal hinge down the sides to reduce movement in the wrong directions

    I couldn't find a UK website but here's a link to a similar American product
    http://www.kneepaincentral.com/Knee_...ee_Support.htm

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    Originally posted by Neil Nicholls
    One of my friends has a dodgy knee from his football days. He always plays badminton wearing a knee support. It is a kind that has some sort of metal hinge down the sides to reduce movement in the wrong directions

    I couldn't find a UK website but here's a link to a similar American product
    http://www.kneepaincentral.com/Knee_...ee_Support.htm
    Wow... I liked that knee brace but I didn't like the price at all!

    Okay... this is really scaring me now. Movements in the wrong directions? THAT SERIOUS?

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    I expect they can be found cheaper elsewhere.

    But if you are really worried about your knee you should see a doctor. If he/she says you should wear a knee brace/support then I would get the best you can. Your body is more important.

    Or reduce badminton and replace some of it with strengthening exercise.

    It does seem strange that it only happens after you've been playing quite a while.
    Could it be that you are starting to get fatigued and your footwork is breaking down so you are doing more twisting than when you are fresh?
    Just a guess.

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    My best advice is: go to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knees. You have to find out what the problem is before you can remedy it. A bunch of non-medical people trying to diagnose and treat over the internet is not going to help solve your mystery illness.

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    The medical system in M'sia comprises of General practitioners and specialists.

    In this case, I doubt seeing a general practitioner (cheaper fee) will help. My suggestion is the same as AKFT. Another possibilty is to find a physiotherapist - one that specialises in sports. If it is painful, I would suspect a meniscal injury (cartilage problem).

    My knees crack as well. Have done for a long time especially after sitting in the same position for a long time and then stretching. Never when playing games.

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    Originally posted by Neil Nicholls

    Or reduce badminton and replace some of it with strengthening exercise.

    It does seem strange that it only happens after you've been playing quite a while.
    Could it be that you are starting to get fatigued and your footwork is breaking down so you are doing more twisting than when you are fresh?
    Just a guess.
    Don't need to reduce badminton... I only play it once a week! Sometimes twice... so it's definitely not too much badminton. I'm doing some strengthening exercise for my knees now... can do 40 seconds.

    Maybe I DO do extra twisting when I'm tired. Who knows?

    First of all I have to find the dictionary to know what cartilage is! Anyway, I've been more careful now when playing, trying to not twist too much... now I have another problem that doesn't really affect badminton but still does a bit.

    My right thumb just seems to have some kind of nerve problem... some moments will just tremble non-stop... kinda scary actually. When it happened last year I didn't really care much... then lately its been happening a lot. Then when you put your finger around it it'll feel like my heart beat is in my thumb. But I don't think it's anything serious... I HOPE.

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    i think it's just muscle spasm from over using the thumb.
    Your thumb is in a transition of being stronger.
    let it rest and it should be fine after that.

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    But it doesn't happen when my thumb is being used. Sometimes when I'm reading a book it'll just start...

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