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Can appearence of hyper-extended knee lead to pain ?

My knees have the appearence of being hyper-extended and have for years. Over the years, the pain has slowly been appearing and more recently, has started being really bad, to the point that I cannot walk at times. Could this be due to prolonged hyperextension, or could it be something else? I am a seventeen year old female. Thank you in advance!
Asked On : Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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  User's Response
hi welcome,
there will be chance for tear for the ligaments of the knee due to hyper extension.
this is the cause for pain.
do you practicing any gymnastic or else?
better you stop now or do after proper healing
for further contact
Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
normally hyperextension not occur for long time
u have flexible joint or ligament.
due to long standing laxation ,there might be damage and inflammation in joint
which cause u pain and restrict walking.
u need to consult orthopedic doctor
do take rest and try to keep knee in one position.
Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
I did gymnastics when i was very young (3-6), and that was when the issue began. Now, i do ballroom and swing dancing, but i be careful with my knees.

I will make an appointment soon. :)

Thank you Dr. Christy and Dr. Gaurav!
Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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