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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have a 15 year old daughter thats experiencing left knee joint pain when she bends or straighten it or put pressure on it. sometimes her ankle or elbow hurts too for the past few days. what can be the cause of this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
About teen knees...: Strengthening the hips, knees, and ankles will often make it easier to play without pain. A good thing to do is see one's doctor, who may refer one to a physical therapist if needed. A patient can also get exercises off the internet. Be sure to have well fitting shoes, proper arch support, and exercise on a flat surface. Anterior knee pains and knee stiffness happen to many athletic teens.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok commented
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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When multiple joints hurt, one may make a diary and write in it each day what the activities or sports were, and which parts of the body felt painful. Can take the diary to the pediatrician after 2-3 weeks. It's helpful to also note if there was any fever, rash, or other symptoms.
Sep 20, 2019
Last updated Sep 23, 2019


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