• 12 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

  • 12 days ago

    RE: Knee Osteoarthiritis

    Would I have osteoarthiritis?
  • 3 days 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.
  • 4 hours ago

    RE: Knee Osteoarthiritis

    You're "assuming" you have osteoarthritis. Why?

    Read this to learn about the "clicking" sound...
    https://www.stoneclinic.com/blog/2013/12/9/whats-happening-when-your-knee-goes-snap-crackle-and-pop

    Read this about the pain...
    Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.
    Make an appointment with your doctor if your knee pain was caused by a particularly forceful impact or if it's accompanied by: Significant swelling. Redness. Tenderness and warmth around the joint.
    If you don't think serious injury has occured...
    1. Rest. Take a break from the activity that caused the injury. ...
    2. Ice. Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. ...
    3. Compression. To prevent additional swelling and blood loss, wear an elastic compression bandage.
    4. Elevation.

    Knee injuries are common, Doogie. You "think" the click is related to the pain. Maybe, it is. But, maybe, it isn't...

    In either case, chances are, you don't have osteoarthritis.
    Wait another 50 lbs and 50 years, son. Then, you'll have it for sure. :)