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San Diego, CA
A 18-year-old male asked:

does the back of your knee hurt when you're growing?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Not usually: Growing pains tend to be in muscles as opposed to joints, however the muscle pain in the back of the thigh could transmit to the back of the knee.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Not specifically : There is such a thing as growing pains, although in a growing child complaining of knee pain, both hip and knee pathology should be carefully ruled out, as hip pathology frequently refers to the knee in kids.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How come the back of my knee hurt?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: There are several causes for pain in the back of knee. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. An orthopedist would be a good choice.
Lincoln, NE
A 16-year-old female asked:

I play volleyball and the back and sides of my knee hurt when I bend it, sit down, get up, stairs, and play volleyball. What could it be?

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Knee pain: Few possibilities are : baker's cyst, tendinitis, ligament injury, referred pain from hip. Discuss it with your physician and get examined. Good luck!

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