8 doctors weighed in:

Long-term joint pain in teen boys?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

He should be evaluated for proper diagnosis and treatment options.

In brief: Many causes

He should be evaluated for proper diagnosis and treatment options.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
Thank
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Where is the pain

The location and type of pain is important.
Is there joint swelling? Are the boys growing fast - could be growing paints. Do they exercise or are they video game couch potatoes? This could be deconditioning. Stated as long term - how long? Is the course changing for the best? For the worst? Where is the joint pain located? Which joint (s)? Which side of the joint? We need help guidance.

In brief: Where is the pain

The location and type of pain is important.
Is there joint swelling? Are the boys growing fast - could be growing paints. Do they exercise or are they video game couch potatoes? This could be deconditioning. Stated as long term - how long? Is the course changing for the best? For the worst? Where is the joint pain located? Which joint (s)? Which side of the joint? We need help guidance.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors