A 17-year-old female asked:
I have pain in the muscle just above both of my knees which is making it hard for me to walk and climb down stairs and slopes?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Growing Pains: Without any more information to go on this could very well be what we call growing pains. Teenagers go through periods when their longest bones are growing that can be quite painful. You are on the right track with ibuprofen. You may want to apply heat or have a massage. Your mom or day may also be able to help.
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United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 22-year-old male asked:
I have pain in the muscle just above my knee in both legs which is causing me to struggle to walk and climb down stairs and slopes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steve Springeranswered
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bursitis/Tendinitis?: If you are very active you could be having an overuse injury. Typically, in the area you mention, a bursitis just above your kneecap or an inflammation of the tendons of your quads could be the issue. A thorough review of your complaints, timing, onset, and duration plus a good physical exam will give you the answer.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2013
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