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I'm 19 and participate in a university marching band which utilizes a very rapid and aggressive high-step marching technique. I am hypermobile and have been to pt in the past. My biggest problem is my knees (particularly the left). They both bend backward about 20-30 degrees and hurt around the medial/anterior joint area. My left knee will hurt occasionally while walking or biking and especially while Marching. It's been doing this for months. My ankles also cause me pain after marching for a while, I play tenor saxophone which weighs around 4.5 kg, most of which is supported by my right thumb. The joint connecting my thumb to my hand is generally so sore it's very difficult to hold the instrument correctly.
Its obvious I'm not exactly built for marching, but I love it so I would really like advice. What do I do about this? Braces and splints? Just be careful? Or must I call the doctor (which I've been avoiding...)
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