I need some help with knee pain

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Inner Game, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Inner Game

    Inner Game Semi-Pro

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    About 1 year ago my right knee started to hurt..The location of the pain is on the side of my knee the outside bottom area to the back of the knee..almost by the calf muscle. It seemed to go away in June but playing on hard courts brought it back....My knee also seems a little stiff after playing...and in the morning
    Any idea what kind of knee injury is? and how do I fix it...

    Your help is appreciated
     
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  2. SystemicAnomaly

    SystemicAnomaly G.O.A.T.

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    How old are you, Inner G? If you are fairly young, it might possibly be OSD (see link below). If the problem started a year ago then, by all means, go see a doctor. In the mean time, check my recent post in a badminton forum (link below). Also, try a Search in the TW forums for knee problems.

    BadmintonCentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=929407
     
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  3. Inner Game

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    I'm 48 so maybe its old age catching up with me...I think I may have tweaked it doing leg presses. I hate going to doctors.....:(
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

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    Sounds like the stiffness is inflammation. You could and should ice after playing. You also might consider a prescription dose of Advil one hour or so before playing. A prescription dose is 4 tablets, not the two recommended on the label. Me, I usually try to get away with three if I am trying to ward off inflammation.

    Really, see a doctor. Knee stuff only gets worse.
     
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  5. Gmedlo

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    Leg presses don't have the best reputation for knee health; I would immediately stop doing any leg presses and go to a doctor. The doctor/PT will probably recommend replacing the leg press with squats, assuming he thinks your knee is healthy enough for even that.
     
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  6. Japanese Maple

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    You may have torn your menincus if it is chronic and intermitant. Definitely go see a doctor to get it diagnosed and start rehab. Most likely you may not need surgery if you start rehab to correct the problem. If you don't start rehab, its only going to get worse and surgery will be the only cure! Your decision, take action and start rehab or continue to procrastinate and have surgery.
     
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