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Swelling, pain in knee. Tried icing it, taken ibuprofen. Safe to continue playing sports?

My 11 yr old son is having swelling/pain on his knee . He plays a lot of sports, currently basketball. It doesn t hurt too much to walk on it but to touch it on either side of his knee cap is painful. We are doing ice, ibuprofen and my husband just got a neoprean (spelled) brace. Anything else we can be doing? He has a lot of basketball coming up today and this weekend. Will it hurt him further to let him play or having a brace on help?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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hi welcome to HCM
as per discussion it seems that your son have jumper`s knee disorder
which is a – inflammation of the band of tissue that connects the kneecap (patella) to the shin
only treatment is RICE METHOD.
E-elevation of affected leg
with painkillers.severe injury may require immobilization splint/brace/cast
. You son may also need to do regular exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee
. Knee pads and shinguard will help to protect your son from injury.

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Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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