Hey guyz! I started playing badminton 2 years ago nearly now I got a first injury in my badminton journey while playing singles hitting a round headed smash from the left corner of court my left leg fròm my knee to foot went left side laterally to my body and I heard a sound and didn't stopped for it but rally went on and after playing nearly 30 min and stopped while going back from court made of tiles to my home I feel like some one is stopping my leg to become straight and to bend completely .I thought it was a normal injury and got a knee guard like a bandage similarly and wrapped it around knee and continued play next days. .but now a days I feel a lot of pain from middle of downside of my thigh to underneath my knee on down .but if I start playing after 2 to 4 rally I don't feel any pain with my knee guard.maybe I'm more involved in game can some one suggest any suggestion to me..
Just encountered something sort of similar to OP on my left knee while playing yesterday. I do my usual laps for warm up and then into my stretch routine but in my first game, I landed awkwardly on a jump and felt a tingle/twitch (can't put this exact feeling into words) so I tried to shrug if off by kicking out my left leg pretty hard and then heard another sound (I thought it was just my bone being stretched but in hindsight this probably wasn't a good idea). After few more points, I felt further restrain by that "tingle" in my movements so I stopped playing. I thought I could probably continue but since I couldn't even kneel down without feeling pain in my left kneecap I decided to go home, put an ice pack and go to bed.
This morning, the kneecap swelled and felt puffy (with a bit of soreness that makes me walk weird). Should I get this checked out by my family doctor rather than just going home put more ice on it and hoping it would go away? This was also the first time this has happened.
Thanks everyone~ went to see my family doctor yesterday and a x-ray scan, results coming out shortly. I have been putting ice over it whenever im home and the swelling has reduced significantly. The kneecap area is still numb/bulky feeling but walking has become more easier as well.