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Could knee pain and hip pain be due to arthritis?

im a 15 year old girl that weighs 183 pounds. I have been to the regular pediatrician and whenever i tell them i have knee pain they say its growing pain. I know its not. My knees and hips hurt almost at all times. I walk extremely slow because i almost always have a limp. could it be arthritis??? HELLLP ME PLEASEE
Mon, 3 May 2021
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Hello,

The symptoms can be related to arthritis. I suggest to check the rheumatoid factor level for further evaluation. Meanwhile, I suggest using anti inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve the symptoms. I also suggest using cold compresses for local application.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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Could knee pain and hip pain be due to arthritis?

Hello, The symptoms can be related to arthritis. I suggest to check the rheumatoid factor level for further evaluation. Meanwhile, I suggest using anti inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve the symptoms. I also suggest using cold compresses for local application. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician