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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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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