Knee Pain

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Roberto Suave

Roberto Suave Asked 3 years ago

Hy Jeff , i have a question : is ping pong known to cause pain/injuries to the knee ? I am 68 diagnosed with arthritis in the knees , got infiltration of cortisone + the synvisc one traitement a month ago but no miracle in sight. I play 4 times a week for 2 hours , the pain often stopped me to get the return ...perhaps bad footwork ? Can you ask some of your doctors to give some tricks to ease the pain. I use CBD and it helps me a lot . Thank you for llistening an old man complaint , Cheers. Robert

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Robert,

Unfortunately we don't have access to doctors.

I think the best thing is to listen to your own doctors.  Pain is usually an indication of something so it is worth listening to.

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Roberto Suave

Roberto Suave Posted 3 years ago

Thanks Alois .

Neville Young

Neville Young Posted 3 years ago

Hi Roberto,

I have the same problem and will be 68 next birthday. Here is what I do. Before a game I put on Rapigel according to the instructions on the jar. I then use knee braces on both knees. These are ones held in place by velcro straps. At the chemist they are about $45. You can buy identical braces over the internet for about $15.

I can't play without them anymore. If I do then my knees are painful for 2 or 3 days afterwards. With the Rapigel and braces they are fine. The Rapigel and the heat contained by the braces seem to do the trick. A tip though is to wash them every 2 or 3 weeks otherwise the do get an odour.

Don't pay any attention to the statement on the label that it is only intended for dogs and horses. All the rehab centres in Melbourne use it for patients. That's how I heard about it.

Anyway it works for me without them I wouldn't be playing anymore.

Best of luck.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Brilliant.  Thanks for sharing your experience Neville.

Roberto Suave

Roberto Suave Posted 3 years ago

Nice of you Neville to share your tricks. As a resume i saw my knee doctor last month ...her verdict is that sinvisk one did his job but the pain source is transfered in another part of my knee ... suggest to use some lidocaine to freeze the pain.

Still i have to see my personnal doc to get another specialist who could help find a long term solution.

On my own i decided to use some vaped CBD , this eases my pain by 90 % during a match and after in the days following.

I know it controversial in many countries , but since it is now legal ...why not try ...and it works for me.

The importance is to find his way , like in TT to each his own style !

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