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    Default Knee Pain...Help

    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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    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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    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.

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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,

    If you think its Osgood-Schlatter disease, they sell a special knee band/strap that helps. (Although you said you are already using a knee strap- not sure if that is the kind you are already using.) It is like a big rubber band under your patella tendon that helps hold it in place and relieves tension on the tibia. Here's a link:

    http://www.kneeshop.com/bands.htm?so...OVMTC=standard

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by twlih
    I hope this is it, nothing more...but yeah probably will drop by a doctor
    Thanks for the advice
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by twlih View Post
    I just found this article, seems to fit my symptom.

    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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