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Knee injury
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Author:  Bulldog [ 16 Jul 2017, 19:24 ]
Post subject:  Knee injury

Hi Everybody,
I have recently discovered that at some stage I have managed to tear my ACL ligament and the meniscus cartilage of my right knee. It looks like I am going to have to wear a brace if I get back to playing at all and my movement will be restricted.

Any suggestions about future playing style/ equipment would be welcome. Blocking off the bounce at the table?


Author:  haggisv [ 16 Jul 2017, 19:28 ]
Post subject:  Re: Knee injury

Sorry to hear that! ;( ;( ;( Let's hope they can fix it and you can built up enough muscles around it to protect it.

Yes close-in blocking and hitting/looping would certainly put the least strain on the knee, and the equipment in you signature seems quite suitable already.

Author:  mac33 [ 17 Jul 2017, 03:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: Knee injury

I have never worn table tennis shoes.

I bought a pair of Yasaka shoes once and wore them once.

The shock after a long lunge went straight through the feeble amount of shock absorption and in to my leg including my knees.

I wear cross trainers with two insoles to play.

At work standing on concrete I wear walking shoes with three pairs of insoles in each shoe.

At tennis I wear tennis shoes with two insoles in each shoe.

When I play competition tennis - where I try and run every shot down,I revert to my walking shoes with the two insoles.

A lot of knee injuries are impact injuries,caused by the shock of the lunge or coming to a stop after a short sprint like in tennis.

When you do come back - play well within yourself. Do not reach for balls a good bit wide - especially ones out wide to your forehand. Just concede the point!

Maintain your posture forward - even against a powerful attack. Yes,try and play a very efficient style of game.

Above all - rest whenever you feel even slight discomfort.

Author:  Bulldog [ 17 Jul 2017, 08:58 ]
Post subject:  Re: Knee injury

I tried a match at the end of April before I had a scan confirming my diagnosis and couldn't reach serves wide to my forehand. I will bear what you say in mind. Not optimistic at the moment about table tennis :(

Author:  man_iii [ 17 Jul 2017, 18:11 ]
Post subject:  Re: Knee injury

PRICE treatment.

Warmup and cooldown routines.

Drill levels to ramp up and down.

Soft matches, hard ones not at the same time.

Training different muscle groups together.

Training only a specific variety of strokes in one session.

And most importantly DONT PLAY INJURED !

:P Hope some of this helps.

Author:  mac33 [ 03 Aug 2017, 06:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Knee injury

I have developed a knee spur in my right knee from playing to much tennis on hard courts.

Today it was the worst it's ever been - not going to play tennis for 2-3 weeks!

When I got home tonight it was still hurting. I took off my tennis shoes and put my walking shoes on,swapping over the two insoles i use in each of my tennis shoes,four in all.

The pain was considerably less when I walked - almost non existent.

I highly recommend a good pair of walking shoes with double insoles for anyone experiencing knee pain. Good to wear them also when your knees feels ok as a preventive measure.

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