Bad knee pain with possible patellafemoral pain syndrome


Q: My knees have hurt for about 3 years. I am a very active 13 year old girl and play netball, tennis, field hockey and am a goalie so I am constantly diving on them and sometimes getting hit on the knees with hockey balls. When I lay down in bed most of the time it feels like someone is trying to yank my patella through my skin. After sitting for 20 mins my knees start hurting real bad and I have to stretch them but sometimes that doesn't resolve the pain. Should I see a doctor and are these symptoms bad? My knee looks really normal as well.


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