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I have noticed that right below my knee there has been some swelling. It's doesn't hurt when touched, but only when the leg is fully extended. I'm 17?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: See below

Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap).
Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories.

In brief: See below

Pain could be due to patellar tendonitis (try knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap).
Other causes could include a plica and osgood schlatters. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories.
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: Have it evaluated

Possible cause of your swelling may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, gout, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities.
Get the knee inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.

In brief: Have it evaluated

Possible cause of your swelling may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, gout, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities.
Get the knee inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
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