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Fused growth plates over ankles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hey I'm 16 and already 6'4" (I had a big growth spurt in 7-8th grades) and I recently have gotten bad streching pains in the backs of my thighs the past few days. It hurts pretty bad and especially when I lean over. I haven't done any strenuous activity with them at all, it was random. I would say they may be growing pains but when I went to a doctor for my foot xray last year he said my ankle growth plates were closed. What could it be?
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Doctor :   I am reading your query
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hi, I'm XXX . Thanks for your time
Doctor :   XXX before we start let me tell you, the chat service is meant for people who are above 18 yrs of age
Doctor :   So legally you are not eligible
Doctor :   But I would address your problem for the sake of assurance
User :   Ah I apologize. But thank you
Doctor :   The growth plates are fused means, the bones would not grow from now on
Doctor :   You have acheieved your maximum height
Doctor :   Regarding the pains, yes they remain for you for a month
Doctor :   Take symptomatic treatment from a doctor for relief of pain
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me today
User :   Thanks for your time, I appreciate it
Doctor :   Bye for now
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