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What causes severe pain in knee of a child?

hi, i am looking for advice for my 9 year old boy? he plays football 3 times a week but in the last 2 months or so he has been getting a really sore knee, this has got gradually worse and after his game on sunday he was near too tears with the pain, the pain has eased since then however it has gone away yet?
Wed, 1 Apr 2020
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Hello,

Possible causes like contusion following a fall must be ruled out. Other possibilities like juvenile arthritis can also cause similar symptoms but the condition itself is rare. As of now you can give him paracetamol for pain relief and apply warm compression. Absolute test for three to four days is also recommended. If symptoms persists better to consult an orthopedic and get evaluated.

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

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What causes severe pain in knee of a child?

Hello, Possible causes like contusion following a fall must be ruled out. Other possibilities like juvenile arthritis can also cause similar symptoms but the condition itself is rare. As of now you can give him paracetamol for pain relief and apply warm compression. Absolute test for three to four days is also recommended. If symptoms persists better to consult an orthopedic and get evaluated. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician