Hi there, I'm new here - so first post!!
So basically for quite a long time (about 2 going on 3 years) I've been experiencing 'muscular' pains around my left knee.
It's an ache, like say you just started training and you were running a mile or whatever you'd imagine your leg muscles ache a bit right? It's like that but constantly, on and on, under the knee, or like when you bang it against something hard - that kind of ache, but under the knee - but again, like most of the time. I have seen two doctors about it, they've both said it's probably just 'growing pains'... 1st one prescribed a cream called Algesal, the other prescribed ibuprofen tablets and I've also tried deep heat cream and ibuprofen gel. None of it seems to work.
If anything, deep heat makes the skin feel very cold like its burning, the ibuprofen tablets make me feel a bit nauseus (I tend to probably be taking them at the wrong time of day!), the gel doesn't do anything but make a mess and algesal is very greasy and messy and has no effect.
I am aware I'm generally quite a clumsy person I'm always knocking it on the corners of tables and stuff, y'know the feeling?
I haven't ever fractured, broken or injured it in any other way.
But particularly this week so far it's been noticably worse than ever. I was kicked in the back of the leg by a younger student from my school, it started to get a bit worse then... calmed down for a bit and now for no apparent reason it's a lot worse. Like. Uncomfortable to sit/stand in certain positions, and I'm aware I did wake up face down on my pillow this morning! First time that's ever happened, and trying to sleep with it was uncomfortable. Getting around school, up and down stairs was uncomfortable and on unlevel grounds whilst on my way home.
I don't know if I want to go and see another doctor, if it'll just go by itself, or if I'll just end up asking (and I won't get taken) or it will get worse and worse. They wouldn't investigate it last time and my mum likes to think I'm a hypochondriac, despite being a nurse (she's got all those clever little jokes to crack... "Pain is what the nurse says it is, not what the patient says it should be) SO I've pretty much given up there and come to seek advice here!!
Being only 15 I'm sure whatever these pains are, they're probably not arthritis... I don't suspect them to be. But, if anyone has kindly taken the time to think about this and has any idea what this could all be about
, I'm open to suggestions and thoughts!! Even in my young age.