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hi doc

i have been playing badminton for almost 2 years now but recently, i'm having problems with my playing arm.

my grip seems to weaken and there would be a constant pain in my upper arm while playing, especially after a good smash. the last time i went to the courts (a week ago), i wasn't even able to go beyond my warm-up routine because of the pain, so i decided to put it to rest.

im not sure if this has anything to do with my new racquet (which I've only had for some months after my primay racquet broke). this is a bit stiffer than the old one, and with this, i usually feel the racquet vibrate when i smash.

anyway, what i really wanted to know is where to find a doctor that specializes with these kind of problem. (actually, i'm tempted to go back to acupunturist who was able to treat a previous problem after consulting with 4 doctor-specialists in the course of 3 months, without any progress)

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  • while we're at it, can i also ask how to strengthen my knees? i've been playing badminton too for over a year but it's only now that i feel constant pain in my knees even after i play. i used to have pains only in my left knee which i use for lunging, but now my right knee also hurts. there's a "popping" sound when i flex my knees. should i take calcium supplements? something for the joints perhaps?
  • IraIra PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Gowin: See an orthopedic surgeon, preferably one who practices sports medicine.

    rors: Calcium or whatever supplements won't help. You may have injured some soft tissues in your quadriceps area, so a few weeks' rest mayl do you a lot of good. If it's recurring inspite of rest, it's time to see an orthopedic surgeon.
  • thanks doc!
  • notnimdab2009notnimdab2009 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    GOwin wrote: »
    hi doc

    i have been playing badminton for almost 2 years now but recently, i'm having problems with my playing arm.

    my grip seems to weaken and there would be a constant pain in my upper arm while playing, especially after a good smash. the last time i went to the courts (a week ago), i wasn't even able to go beyond my warm-up routine because of the pain, so i decided to put it to rest.

    im not sure if this has anything to do with my new racquet (which I've only had for some months after my primay racquet broke). this is a bit stiffer than the old one, and with this, i usually feel the racquet vibrate when i smash.

    anyway, what i really wanted to know is where to find a doctor that specializes with these kind of problem. (actually, i'm tempted to go back to acupunturist who was able to treat a previous problem after consulting with 4 doctor-specialists in the course of 3 months, without any progress)


    Hi I am not a doctor but one thing i can share on this is probably the tension in your new racket is much higher than the old one that you are used to. Try to reduce the tension say 2 or 4 lbs lower. also take some rest first.

    Also, you need to do some rotator cuff exercises to strenthen your shoulder muscles.
  • notnimdab2009notnimdab2009 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    rors wrote: »
    while we're at it, can i also ask how to strengthen my knees? i've been playing badminton too for over a year but it's only now that i feel constant pain in my knees even after i play. i used to have pains only in my left knee which i use for lunging, but now my right knee also hurts. there's a "popping" sound when i flex my knees. should i take calcium supplements? something for the joints perhaps?

    There are many kinds of knee injuries but the one that is common to badminton athletes is the Patellar Tendinitis or most commonly known as Jumpers Knee. YOu need to see an orthopedic doctor immediately so they can officially diagnose your situation. After that you will be recommended to have also a rehabilitation doctor that will give you a therapy program to streghten your knees.

    TO strenghtten your knees you jsut need to do some exercises to strenghten the muscles around your knee area. These includes

    squats,
    leg flexion and extension all sides.
    lunges
    cycling
    and other exercises related to the knee.
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