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Pain in the back of knees, feet. Reason?

Hi! My name is Amber. I will be 16 in two months and I m getting I think growing pains in the back of my knees, knee caps, and feet . I get strains in my feet all the time and I have no idea why. It surely can t be from calcium deficiency because I drink like 2-7 glasses of skim milk a day. I m about 5 foot 6 and I wear size 10 shoes. My dad is barely 6 foot and my mom is 5 foot one and a half. My siblings are both in their twenties. My brother is 26 and 5 foot 8 and my sister is 22 and 5 foot 4. I can t immagine that I am growing more. What is it and what do I do?!
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

Pain in the feet in a young man like you is mostly due to a muscle strain or positional anomaly or flat feet.

A direct examination will help in proper diagnosis. To help decrease your symptoms, you can start taking tylenol double strength twice daily after meals. Improvising your body posture and doing light exercises like aerobics will help in maintaining the muscle tone.
Pay careful attention to selecting the correct running shoe based upon the foot type (flexible pronator vs. rigid supinator). This is extremely important. In selected cases, shoe inserts (orthotics) may be necessary. The shoe inserts often permit patients to continue their routine activities.

You may need few physiotherapy sessions along with prescription anti inflammatory drugs after getting yourself examined from an Orthopedician.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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