It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



General Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 3
yvan300 HB User
Unhappy Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

Well i didn't know what i had so i placed this thread in the general health section. Ok so my problem is that i think the cartilage in my knees are being worn away. They squeak and crack a lot and hurt to bend. It is becoming difficult for me to sprint and squat. I'm planning to visit the doctor but my mom says it may just be a phase, could anyone point me in the right direction here?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,894
Blog Entries: 12
jennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB Userjennybyc HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

See a doctor. You are way too young to have osteoarthritis so you need to find out why they hurt. Injury? Some kind of arthritis? Or something else? There are specific disorders that hit teens in their knees and other large joints. Need to rule those out too.

Mom is well meaning but you need to be evaluated. You need to keep those knees for a lifetime so fixing anything wrong now is important.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-23-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sandiego, CA, US
Posts: 14
Peter Benders HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

knee pain is very unusual for a teenager!! You need proper diagnose and treatment.

 
Old 09-24-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 3
yvan300 HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

Well i guess i have to see the doctor, i hope it ain't arthritis then i can't play anymore football

 
Old 09-24-2009, 08:28 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: canada
Posts: 1,598
orion HB Userorion HB Userorion HB Userorion HB Userorion HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

Have you lost weight or muscle strength recently?

 
Old 09-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,209
wakkochic17 HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

have you grown any in height? it may not be the cartlidge but that your tendons and such aren't growing as fast as your bones causing "growing pains".. either way, best to get checked out by a doctor.

 
Old 09-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #7
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: toronto on canada
Posts: 3
AuntHelga HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

I have an idea of what you might have, one of my girlfriends sons who plays alot of sports (a really active teen) started having knee pains like you had described. The doctors told them he had osteochondritis, an inflammation of the cartilage. It's a fairly rare condition but not altogether unheard of. It typically happens in teens when they are physically active. He had gotten surgery done, pins inserted into the knees. The good news is that he still remains very active playing hockey, soccer, cycling..the only thing is he still has trouble running for long periods of time. So really look into it, go to a doctor and see what's going to help you most.
__________________
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

 
Old 09-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 185
Dragonomine HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

are you an athlete? Do you run a lot? My husband had what sounds like what you're experiencing. I know my spelling here will be horrid, but it was called an maniscus tear? I know that's prob. not how you spell it. But it was due to the wear and tear from him jogging. He had to have surgery. When it was healed it was good as new. Now the other is bothering him. lol

 
Old 09-25-2009, 04:09 PM   #9
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 3
yvan300 HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

I run a few miles weekly, hope it's not what that ladies husband had, how long do you spend recovering after sergery?

 
Old 09-25-2009, 08:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 185
Dragonomine HB User
Re: Teenage boy having knee pains!!! :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by yvan300 View Post
I run a few miles weekly, hope it's not what that ladies husband had, how long do you spend recovering after sergery?
The surgery itself didn't really put him down. He just iced for 3 days. He could walk around. But it was um... 4 or 5 months before he started running again.

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!