Why do my knees hurt after playing sports?

Many possibilities. There are many possible answers to your question depending on what sports, and what is your age, sex, body build and fitness level. If you are older (or younger) you may have some arthritis or you may simply not be in appropriate condition for the sport you are participating in.
Many possibilities. Most likely it is due to overuse, but it could be due to a lot of different reasons. Knee pain can be due to gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Can you tell me how I could get relief from knee pain so I can keep playing sports?

It depends. It depends on the cause of the pain. The first step is to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause. Then you will know how to treat it. Read more...

I am experiencing knee pain this pain usually occurs after I play sports everyday and when I am sitting for atleaste 15 minutes with my knee bent or duri?

Inflammation. Sounds like you're pretty active. Probably just minor inflammation. I would rest for one week, try orc meds, ice, knee brace and monitor for progressing symptoms. Read more...
Patellofemoral pain. Your symptoms sound like patellofemoral pain- it is due to a muscle imbalance with relative weakness of the gluteus medius muscle. This imbalance is common, even in elite athletes. See a sports-oriented physical therapist to work on glute med strengthening and quad/hamstring co-contraction. See sports med doc to make sure there are no other ocntributing factors. Read more...

What can cause medial knee pain in a 22 year-old male that started about two weeks ago and never gone away? I have a history of knee injuries from playing sports all throughout my life.

Knee pain. medial mensical tear. MCL sprain. Anserine bursitis. Anti inflammatories , rest and knee exercises may help. Read more...
Knee Pain. Many things can cause this pain, you are young get it checked. See your family doc who can get the workup started and refer you to an orthopedic surgeon as needed. Read more...
Eval. You should get an evaluation.
The possibilities include medial meniscus tear, medial collateral ligament sprain, tendonitis, pes bursitis. Read more...

My surgery was a dislocated knee. They say it's from playing sports. But I didn't really play sports because of my knee. Pain in knee and swelling?

Evaluation. Knee dislocations and patella dislocations are two different things. I'd assume you are having a patellar dislocation. There are several reasons for this: congenital internal rotation of femur or tibia, trochlear dysplasia, medial patellar retinacular tear, increased q-angle, etc. I'd see an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate the reason you're having recurrent patellar dislocations. Read more...

I am 23 and bow legged with a lot of knee pain and tendonosis. What is the latest medical advancements to repair my knee and still play sports??

See an orthopedist. First of all, the knees need to be properly evaluated before a specific treatment can be suggested. See an orthopedist. Simple solutions such as knee sleeves and an exercise program may be all you need. Read more...
Hard to say. you should see a sports medicine trained orthopedic knee surgeon, for proper evaluation, and to determine what may be the best treatment for you. Read more...

I am a healthy 16 year old girl and I active play basketball. But when weather changes my knees hurt and happening more often. What is it?

Knee pain. You can ice it, wear support knee sleeve, take something for pain such as OTC tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve or ibuprofen, for temporary relief. You need to consult an orthopedic since it is an ongoing problem & you're active in sports. Take care & feel better. . Read more...

My son has Osgood Schlatters disease, his knees hurt after he does sport. He has been given anti inflammatory tablets, but it does not help?

Osgood/Schlatters. Usually for Osgood Schlatters one has to rest to improve the condition. That would mean no offending sports till pain is gone and then slowly resuming, and with stretching hamstrings,quads .Acutely Ice on the leg for 15 minutes several times a day and NSAIDS should work, but no sports. Follow with orthopedist. Read more...
Incorrect treatrment. Osgood-Schlatter's (OS) is not an inflammation. It is a stress fracture to growth cartilage and some injury to the tendon. Decreased traction on the tendon (no running or jumping) is the only effective treatment. Stretching the tight muscles in the area helps. If it hurts, there is too much traction and the OS will continue. Read more...