A 17-year-old male asked:
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i played basketball my knee felt really tight in the back i have complete motion of it but it still hurts when i bend it it buckles on me whatswrong?

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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult to say, : But the symptoms u are describing could be caused by a ' strained' hamstring muscle/ tendon.Try ice for 24 hrs, a NSAID and rest( from activities which aggravate your pain).If it continues have your parent(s) contact a physician so you can be examined .Good luck!
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Frank Pettrone
51 years experience Sports Medicine
Observe , consult: I'd bike , walk observe for 7-10 days. If still still tight, painful and wobbly then orthopedic evaluation. Could be mild like tendon strain but possible internal damage may have occcured ( meniscus/ ligament). Be safe and evaluate if symptoms persist.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014

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