Left knee crunching

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by cakewalk, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. cakewalk

    cakewalk Rookie

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    Hi, guys!

    I have been playing every day for ~4 hours a day and recently started getting problems in my left knee, where I feel a "crunch" whenever I straighten my leg from a bent position -and vice versa. I have a 2-handed backhand, which requires me to bend my left knee quite a bit and push off in order to hit a lot of balls. If I ignore my knee crunch (ive had it for the past week now) and play regularly, eventually I start getting a dull pain inside the knee. This forces me to stop doing 2 handers, and hit one handed backhands without bending my left knee (which I don't like!) I am fairly sure that this is not a problem with mechanics.

    Any one else had this before? Based on this information, would you say some leg strengthening exercises are in order?

    Thanks so much!
     
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  2. Eug

    Eug Rookie

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    I'd say lay off the tennis. You play everyday for 4 hours??? You kidding me? Take a break. Your body needs is desperately. I understand playing 2 days in a row and then taking an off day. Maybe even roller skating on the off day (low impact).
     
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  3. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    I'd say an orthopedic specialist is in order. knee injuries are nothing to play around with, get it checked out.
     
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