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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Teenage Knee Pain
I`m fourteen, and for years I`ve had knee pains that bothered me, but I just passed it off as `growing pains` and toughed it out. But for the past few months the pain in only my right knee has gotten horribly painful, confining me to a chair (my knee even hurts then) I played soccer from age six to age eleven, and I go for a jog once every few weeks - I`m very active in general. Is this knee pain just `growing pains` or is something torn / seriously wrong?
You need to be examined by a sports medicine physician. I do not believe it is growing pain at this time. It may be “Osgood-Schlatter syndrome,” which is a benign and it will go away as you grow older, but still you need to be examined by an Sports Medicine orthopedic physician.
Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati