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04-25-2009, 01:35 AM #1
Top 5 Badminton Injury to watchout for
Just injured myself a couple days ago, felt a sharp pain in my achilles tendon after lunging for a shot. No more badminton for me!
Thought it would be useful to share the top 5 most common badminton injury to watch out for:
04-27-2009, 08:14 AM #2
1. Tennis elbow
2. rotator cuff i.e. shoulder
3. Knee joint e.g. collateral ligament, ACL, patellar tendon etc
4. Wrist joint
5. Ankles e.g. achilles tendon, sprained ankle etc
Currently nursing a right lateral collateral ligament strain... must be age catching up...
04-27-2009, 12:16 PM #3
after scanning through the article, i think i have a moderate rotator cuff injury. anyone with past experience on this can share anything?
04-27-2009, 03:31 PM #4
Inflamed tendons through overuse
04-29-2009, 05:52 AM #5
shin problems have been the worst for me. the lumps and bumps around my shin which really hurt while jumping. i think its called shin splints
04-29-2009, 06:25 AM #6
Go and get it checked by a surgeon as soon as you can.
I tore mine in two places and required surgery to fix it, had the surgery nearly 5 years ago and although it still gets a bit sore every now and then there hasn't been (touch wood!) a reoccurrence
Insist on getting it checked properly - I played with the injury for 5 years before I insisted on seeing a surgeon. It ruined my technique and I lost arguably my best playing years as I tore it when I was 21 and didn't get it repaired until I was 26! It was easily diagnosed with a scan (the tears were really easy to see) and it was a pretty straightforward operation - about 45 minutes or so I'm told - I can't remember as I was knocked-out! (keyhole surgery - I've got a 2.5cm scar on the front of my shoulder and a very small scar on the back)
Last edited by RichF; 04-29-2009 at 06:30 AM.
04-29-2009, 06:34 AM #7
i'm not completely sure what i have. sometimes i get a sudden pain in my right shoulder (anterior deltoid region) when doing some shots, usually 'around the head'. my right arm then goes weak. that sensation lasts for a minute or a few.
its hard for me to describe what i actually feel. its something like a pull. the 'affected' region does not seem to swell, no pain when pressed on too. have no idea if it is muscular.
i am quite sure it is caused by my technique. i'm working to get the right technique. will see how it goes.
and btw, its on and off. there are days when i don't get it at all and sometimes once or twice.
Last edited by llpjlau; 04-29-2009 at 06:36 AM.
04-29-2009, 06:58 AM #8
Pain in the front of my shoulder when playing overheads especially when the shuttle was slightly behind me.
After playing a hard shot like a smash my next overhead often had to be a soft shot like a drop because my arm simply couldn't hit multiple hard shots.
If you have torn one of the tendons then it may be in a different place to mine so you may find that different shots cause you pain.
Before the real injury was diagnosed I went through a lot of physio (it would never have fixed it but nobody knew that at the time) I did learn one excercise that was guaranteed to cause the pain:
- Put your right hand into the small of your back (i.e. near your coccyx)
- Turn your hand so that the palm is facing outwards
- Use your left hand to gently push your right hand away from your body i.e. backwards, make sure you keep your right hand level with your coccyx
- Be very careful/gentle!
- Keep pushing and you will feel some resistance in the front of your shoulder, for me the resistance became pain!
05-14-2009, 02:24 PM #9
how about a torn ACL and a fracture Tibia?? That's what I got for turning and returning a smash.
06-17-2009, 01:56 PM #10
sh!t i'm only 18 (turning 19 in like a month) i already feel age catching up(recovery times are longer) But i think sprained ankles are not a problem, as my mom would say whenever i sprain anything-->move it and you'll have an odd movement which will put it right again. Well thats what i do when i have a sprained ankle atleast.
06-17-2009, 08:17 PM #11
dude, after reading that page i dont think i wana play badminton anymore (unless i have the money to buy some decent health insurance, lol)
06-18-2009, 12:14 AM #12
Just warm up properly & you should be fine
06-18-2009, 01:36 AM #13
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