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Unbearable pain in knees. knees cracked during athletics. Suggest

Hi I am 13 years old and I have had unbearable pain almost everyday for the last 3 months in my knees it is worst when I am doing exercise I am not overweight and I do sport almost if not everyday. The other day I jumped over a hurdle in athletics and one of my knees cracked and I just fell to the ground in pain and I had to hit it and try to knock it to make the pain go. I hope you can help because I can't stand the pain anymore. :(
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The unbearable pain that you have can be relieved by taking pain killers and avoiding any weight bearing on the knee at all costs. Do consult an orthopedician for MRI scan and a knee brace.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
From the description, I suspect "Patello femoral arthritis" in you. This typically manifests as pain in the front portion of knees especially while going up and coming down a staircase. Nothing to worry as such about it as this problem is more often seen in younger individuals only and can be managed with medicines and physiotherapy.
I suggest you to consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advice.
Hope this helps. Good day
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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