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Knee pain may be due to some kind of tear while playing badminton. Can I jog for 3 km ?

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I have knee pain. I think I have some kind of tear while playing badminton. I feel it very lightly while climbing steps or while descending from high level area. Could I do jogging for 3 KM.
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
At this time, it would be unwise to jog for 3 km. It is unlikely that you have a ligament tear as they usually cause severe swelling, pain and severely limit mobility.
I would suggest that you get yourself evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. We could be looking at a ligament sprain or a traumatic injury which can become worse if left unattended.
If you are overweight, do work towards a healthier weight by proper diet and exercise.
You may apply an analgesic gel like Omnigel or Volini gel over the painful area of your knee around twice to thrice a day. Also, wear an elastic knee bandage for support to the joint. Avoid running as well. Do only activities which involve mild walking.
I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Wishing speedy recovery.

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Follow-up: Knee pain may be due to some kind of tear while playing badminton. Can I jog for 3 km ? 49 minutes later
Hi Dr. Aashish,
Thank you for your quick and prompt response.

I will starting using any one of the above prescribed gel and see if that helps my situation. I am concerned as I am having this uncomfortness [very mild pain] for over a year now.
However, I am not over-weight. May be I will have to consult a physician, if the situation does not improve after applying the gel.

Thanks once again for your concern. Have a great day.

Regards, XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 9 minutes later

Thanks for your reply.

Kindly do try the above remedies with caution as mentioned in my post above. In some cases there should be good improvement. If not, do consult your Orthopedic Surgeon.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

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