A 15-year-old female asked:
my daughter is experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain, knee pain, knee swelling, flatfeet, calf pain and legs cramping. the following also describe her: stiff joints, difficulty walking, joint swelling, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty getting up
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See rheumatologist: Looks like she may be suffering from an autoimmune joint problem. Consult a rheumatologist.
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
38 years experience Family Medicine
Get her checked!: Joint pain is not normal, of course, especially in kids. I am concerned about the possibility of rheumatic fever, as one of the possible causes of joint pain. She needs to be checked out today if this is a recent problem. Or call her doc, who knows her history for advice. See https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20354588
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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