Yet another knee pain thread

Discussion in 'Injuries' started by Dill, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Cheung

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    Wise words Dill. And I thought you were looking for some sympathy.
    :eek: errr, did I recommend any prescription?
     
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    You see I do learn, thanks to all my many BC coaches !!!!!

    I am back from the doctors and everything he came up with I was able to say I at least tried to eliminate something that would cause it or attempted it already, not that I like doing that kind of thing but its better than wasting the time of doctors which I hate, they provide a very valuable service to the community!

    He done all the usual pulling and stretching tests and no pain, he measured round the top of my knee and the right is one inch bigger than the left, not even the quad and hamstring just the top of the knee :eek:

    I was prescribed an anti-inflamitory (I have been taking Ibuprofen tablets and let him know) called Voltarol 50mg (contains Diclofenac sodium Ph Eur) and a referral letter to a consultant in a local private hospital.

    So 3 pills a day and about a week to wait until the specialist gets the referral letter.

    And to make matters worse on the way out I got a call from the place I ordered the SHB95 trainers from and they are out of stock and should not even be advertising them :mad:
     
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    Umm...my diagnosis is that you obviously have too much time on your hands to type all the foregoing. :D If you spent half of that time actually playing badminton you might not be in this predicament *cough of LOSING 21-0! 21-0! to poor players and complaining that your bad knees are due to anything other than your diet of fish suppers and pizzas that drip with grease.

    Love...err..ynex. :p
     
  4. Jinryu

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    I'm rather surprised that it didn't come up in the thread so far, but I suggest knee braces.

    A tube bandage was mentioned in the original post after badminton... But what I suggest is to wear braces during badminton as well.

    While it takes a doctor's diagnosis to know exactly where in a knee the injury is ( it goes without saying that not all injuries are the same ) personal experience has told me that in general, you cannot get into trouble by wearing a brace. Sure, you'll feel slower for the first few sessions. But considering the alternatives, which include natural/chemical or whatever supplements or surgery, or other forms of 'invasive' therapy, a knee brace can almost never have any sideeffects and are a relatively cheap way to help the sitution.

    I'm not saying a knee brace is a license to start jumping around and running as if we're 16 again, but they help.

    I'm really against those cotton tube-shaped knee braces though, I find that very often those do more harm than good-- they're too thin to really retain heat, and the pressure distribution is uneven, especially when you bend your leg. What I would suggest are those specially 'sport' model neoprene knee braces with the lateral stabilizers and the 'donut' ring over the knee cap. Though usually, the donut ring is classified as being there for patella support, for some reason manufacturers forget to mention that overal it makes the knee brace more comfortable when you bend you knee (because it doesn't constrict at the pit, as normal hole-less knee braces do.

    This is by no means a 'solution' to knee pain, but I am saying that the added support and warmth of a well formed neoprene brace will reduce chances of future re-injury enough to make the initial investment of 30-40$ CAN worthwhile. And no side-effects!

    If you're concerned about your knees getting to 'reliant' on the support of a knee brace, (which I think is a a misplaced accusation, because if you're so injured that you don't want to 'heal weaker' using a knee brace, you really shouldn't be playing at all, you should be resting) you can also get a looser fit, and just take advantage of the warmth retention of it.
     
  5. Dill

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    I had thought of that but I prefer to know what is wrong firstly and take time out to sort it, if I have to wear knee braces to play then I might consider it but to rely on them would take some getting used to.

    The doctor thought it might be cartilage damage since I sometimes hear clicking noises but not always.

    And Fan, I took 2 weeks off to find out what was wrong with my knees, well that and to use up what is left of my holiday allowance since I've only used 10 days this year split up to play in baddy comps :eek:
     
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    You said you try G for 7 months:
    1 Did you take 1500Gluso on a daily basis consistently(say at least 29day in 1 months)?
    2 "no benifit in the long term": does it mean there WAS really improvement after you took G for a while?

    I truly believe that specialist doctor is required for the diagnosis or treatment.

    I just want to share my experiences in reseaching and helping people who did not want to replace their knees with degeneration or post traumatic pain after sports . Those were not medical prescriptions, instead they are food supplement although some bone specialist also prescribed them to patient.

    Hope you get well soon.
     
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    This is what I was taking and the packet suggested one per day maximum two so I took two

    http://www.jointcare.com/productrange/chondroitin.html

    The dose as per the page is 500mg per day so it looks like they are watered down in your view or you are Linus Pauling and his vitamin C instead with this :p

    hope this helps.
     
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    1 Oh! No! If you had taken "Joint Care Max", the story on your joint might have been diff. The product that you are/have been taking is for "maintining healthy joints". Insufficient dosage to have impact.

    2 "Joint care max" will provide you with 1500mg. Please do a search in seven seas web to look at joint care max.

    3 1500mg is a "theraputic dosage" well researched in the Medical coummunity. You can also do your research on the 1500mg.

    4 Finland has a big scale of research: over 10,000 subjects, taking 1500mg daily for 1 year. Before taking all subjects had degenative knees joints and had been x-rayed. After one year of taking, x-rays on the subjects showed an extremely ultra thin membrane reborn with these subjects.

    5 I repeat: I have 150+ successfully healed patients, including my wife and mom-in-law. I'm only a CPA. These people came to me because of words of mouth. The fastest acting formular is G1500xtwo, Cal1000 + Bromelian for first two month.

    Dill, we care about you and want you play Badminton the next day.
     
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    Oh and before I forget my theory is that I have "jumpers knee" or Patellofemoral Syndrome to give it its proper name.

    There is a link here:

    my sore knee

    but just to cheer myself up in the absence of getting a pair of SHB95's I have ordered a pair of SHB68's from the states, just a shame that the shipping cost exactly the same as the trainer :( I do hope I ordered the correct size.
     
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    Hope you get well soon!!!
    By the way, did you have a chance to test out Mizuno Angel Wave. Very good shock absorption and fast.
     
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    Futher addition, I have my first appointment with the consultant at Ross Hall hospital on the 11th February.

    I hope it goes well, I'm in agony :crying:
     
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    Good luck mate. Is it still hurting bad? Or just when you pressure it.
     
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    Ah.................... I see the light at last

    I had my apointment today and the consultant checked out my knees and there was no pain at all whilst he was trying to pull them apart to see if there was anything wrong :eek: Have to say I was slightly panicked at some of the ways he was pulling my knees around but he knows best!!

    He said that the pain was most likley caused by the knee cap being pulled out of position because the quad muscles in my legs are rather large and the inner leg muscle is weaker causing the tendon/ligament that holds the knee cap to be pulled outwards by the dominant muscle and the knee cap moving out of allignment in the provided groove causing discomfort.

    He had a nice model of a plastic knee :D

    Oh well he booked me in for a MRI scan next Thursday to be on the safe side and then I have to have an appointment with the physio for some exercises (named after some Australian bloke who found them beneficial for knee strengthening)

    Cheung - any info?
     
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    Dill,

    You have exactly the same problem i have. PFS, and also the outer part of my right leg is strong, where as the inside is weak. You'll probably be given a thera-band and given exercises to strengthen it (the vastus medialis).

    I also walk funny, so i have insoles but my knee is almost 10% now :)

    Rest easy buddy and happy healing.
     
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    I hope that was a typo (10%) :eek: , anyway I haven't really noticed a deterioration in my game other than I am a bit cautious of big mad lunges after doing the diagonals because of carrying speed but then again I am only a social player.

    Do you wear knee braces to play in? With me it's both knees and I was wondering if wearing a brace would help keep the knee cap in position so it does not hurt as much :confused:
     
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    Sorry,

    I meant 100% lol. Another thing you can talk about with your doctor is perhaps strapping it up? In England you have Elastoplast, comes in a roll and hopefully, if you take th knee cap to the left (presuming its your right knee) then it might help with the tracking of the knee cap.
     
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    I used to use it on my ankle but it is murder to get off because it is sticky (I have hairy legs :eek: painfull), I came across a bandage that sticks to itself but not to you when you wrap it and that seems to work ok although I have't tried it on my knees yet.
     
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    Talk about sexy and smooth legs afterward!

     
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    My left knee suffers patellofemoral pain syndrome. It clicks and pops all the time with a slight sensation of soreness. I went to see UBC's Sport Medicine experts. They said that the only solution was to do strength training, rest and avoid high-impact activities. Strength training should focus on the weaker side of the muscle group that controls the knee.
     
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    I had my MRI scan on Thursday and have to wait until the 11th March for the results.

    Has anyone else had one of these scans? They are extremely noisy, I fell asleep whilst they were doing one of my knees and they had to wake me up to change over to the other :eek:
     

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