• 10 days ago

    Knee Osteoarthiritis

    Hello,
    I am 16 years old and for the past few months I ve got knee pains. My knee clicks and becomes stiff, which suggests I have got osteoarthiritis.
    After exercise, my knee stiffens and I have to click it for more range of motion. For instance, when I go for a run, my knee becomes stiff and I have to bend it(click it).
    However, while doing leg exercises at the gym like squats my knee does not click.
    I was wondering, how can my cartilage run out at the age of 16 due to wear and tear. Especially, if it is common after the age of 50.

Responses

  • 10 days ago

    RE: Knee Osteoarthiritis

    Would I have osteoarthiritis?
  • 22 hours ago

    RE: Knee Osteoarthiritis

    Hello Simon12343: I am a physical therapy assistant and think it would be wise to visit your doctor. I do not believe your symptoms are osteoarthritis. If you live in a state that allows you to see a physical therapist directly without a referral from your doctor , make an appointment for an evaluation. There are other injuries to the knee that could be causing the clicking sound and the swelling is a natural response to an injured area that protects the joint.