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    G'day all,

    No expert at this topic but I will put my 2 cents in

    Over here in Australia knee injury is a common thing for amateur and professional atheletes alike, especially among footballers, skater/roller blader, skiiers and netball players.

    One of the more common knee injury prevention exercise we do here is some light swimming and cycling between intense session of playing, and consuming high level of dairy products such as milk and cheese in the make up of our daily food intake.

    I play approximately 15 hours of badminton per week and follow a loose routine of having at least one day off between playing, with light cycling or swimming in the weekends to strengthen the muscles.

    Having high intake of calcium in diet seem to also boost bone density and joint strength to prevent knee buckling and other injuries.

    So far I have been blessed with no knee or joint problems and many others doing the same also have no problems, regardless of the nature of sport they play.

    I guess the frequent light exercise and good healthy diet can be a real benefit in injury prevention.

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    15 hours per week. Now I'm really envious

    Not sure how the calcium can boost joint strength directly unless it's a product of the increased bone density causing greater muscle strength. But sure enough healthy diets are pretty helpful..

    I'm sure frequent light exercise is more preventative than short spurts of intense exercise.

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    Hey you know, i had to where one of those things round my leg before, its called tubi grip. The reason that i had to wear it was that i ruptured my ligaments in my right knee. Its not a really proud thing to wear (oh sure it looks cool for people without injuries) but after a while its annoying as it restricts your movement. It's basically there to make sure that you don't go over board with your knee.

    Its easy to get injured when your tired, as your foot work becomes relaxed thats when it becomes dangerous. Basically my right knee swells up during badminton as it goes through alot of turns and twists. But i'm happy to say i don't have to wear it anymore. Injuries to your knees are the worst as it affects you psychologically, (it makes you wanna hold back as you get scared that something is gonna give in your knees).

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    Hi,

    I'm probably off line but here could be the reason. Within the knee there is the synovial membrane, this consists of things such as the synovial fluid and the cartilage. Now, in badminton there is a great demand on the body and foot, especialy on the knee as during long rallies and long lunges. This, in turn, can slowly wear away the cartilage found on the bone and therefore, u get a small hole where the two bones meet and rub to cause friction. This can cause serious pain. Also, you could mess up the synovial fluid found inside. The main tendon in the knee which creates this flextion at the knee take a huge pounding. There is a tremendous amount of flexation during rallies and this stretches and relaxes this tendon, like an elastic band. Sooner of later though, this 'band' is going to snap.

    Why is it the right knee?- Simple, most players are right handed, and therefore with lunges the right leg goes out and when streching for a shot, it is the right leg (racquet leg) that take the thud of the lunge, the left leg (non-racquet leg) is simply trailing.

    The cure?- Someone buys some bloody sprung wooden floors!

    Hope This Helps
    Matt

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    LOL

    So that's why all the world class badminton stadiums all use flexipave or synthetic rubber flooring - so the best players can look after their knees?

    Shame we mere mortals get to play on wooden flooring - great for ice skating!

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    I prefer to play on wooden floors! It's less demanding on the legs due to the 'spring'.

    The worst one is the slightly spongy floor. It absorbs all the kinetic energy in the legs making me feel really tired.

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    i notice too that the yonex shoes where a lot of players play with are very low for the quickness of movement. but on landing your have the full weight on your knee then :s If yonex or forza or ... find something to make that beter the injures at the knee with lower I THINK

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    I have hurt my knee and I think it may be because of badminton. I'm not the sportiest person ever but I play badminton once a week.

    I hadn't done any sport in quite a long time and I played badminton straight for about an hour and a half without any breaks. I now have an injury to my right knee and it doesn't seem to be getting any better after 2 weeks. I've put a support on it but it doesn't help.
    It hurts when I bend my leg and it seems to click a lot. It also hurts if I put any pressure on it- especially at the bottom of the knee on the right side.

    Do you think it was the badminton?

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    You should see a sport medicine specialist ASAP. If your knee doesn't lock up or catches, you should be fine for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie
    I have hurt my knee and I think it may be because of badminton. I'm not the sportiest person ever but I play badminton once a week.

    I hadn't done any sport in quite a long time and I played badminton straight for about an hour and a half without any breaks. I now have an injury to my right knee and it doesn't seem to be getting any better after 2 weeks. I've put a support on it but it doesn't help.
    It hurts when I bend my leg and it seems to click a lot. It also hurts if I put any pressure on it- especially at the bottom of the knee on the right side.

    Do you think it was the badminton?

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    Okay, I will do that then. It has been really painful for me.

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    If you are uncertain, you may consider a private MRI scan by an extremity MRI system. The scan should cover your knee fully extended as well as bended.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie
    Okay, I will do that then. It has been really painful for me.

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    u better go to a doctor really quickly.. after what happened to my shoulder, clicky sounds make me paranoid

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    Sure thing, I shall do that..

    Thanks for the advice guys.

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    If you haven't been playing for a long time, the muscles around your knee will have got weaker.

    You might need to see an orthopaedic specialist if it keeps clicking. Best to book an appt at the GP. You might have damaged you meniscii.

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    Or worst he may damaged his articular cartilage.

    Hopefully, more advance cell-based therapy will be available in 5 years' time. Current repair techniques leave much to be desired.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung
    If you haven't been playing for a long time, the muscles around your knee will have got weaker.

    You might need to see an orthopaedic specialist if it keeps clicking. Best to book an appt at the GP. You might have damaged you meniscii.
    Last edited by Pete LSD; 10-05-2006 at 02:30 AM.

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    For your general reference: http://www.arthroscopy.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartilage and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knee_Ca...cement_Therapy The most advanced cell-based technique currently available cost USD 35,000 and time from operation to high-impact sport is around one and a half year. Yikkesss

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkPlayer
    What is it these days about the right knee and badminton players? . . .
    Ughh I've been having knees problem too; but ironically, it's my left knee that hurts ( I'm right-handed btw).

    Maybe it's from running laps around the track? I mean, I usually run counter-clockwise, so maybe I put too much pressure on my left leg when I'm turning? . . . hmm this is so weird! I've never had a sports related injury before, but my knee's been hurting for a month now. It hurts whenever I walk, and it hurts even more when I walk up and down the stairs.

    Well I guess I can understand if it was my right knees that's hurting, but my left knee? I'm so confused!

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