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What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

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Dr. Michael Joseph
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The first question is the cause of the arthritis.
Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful.

In brief: Yes

The first question is the cause of the arthritis.
Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful.
Dr. Michael Joseph
Dr. Michael Joseph
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not arthritis

Most likely this is not arthritis, but an overuse injury called "patello-femoral" syndrome.
As a former baseball catcher, i know what that feels like. It's a chronic tendonitis issue. Icing the knees down after the sport, and taking Ibuprofen or Naproxen (alleve) can help with the inflammation, but nothing helps more than rest. Arthritis is destructive inflammation of the joint.

In brief: Not arthritis

Most likely this is not arthritis, but an overuse injury called "patello-femoral" syndrome.
As a former baseball catcher, i know what that feels like. It's a chronic tendonitis issue. Icing the knees down after the sport, and taking Ibuprofen or Naproxen (alleve) can help with the inflammation, but nothing helps more than rest. Arthritis is destructive inflammation of the joint.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
Thank
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