Knees hurt when crouch

Patient

Q: Hello i am 16 and male in the past week my knee has been hurting when ever i put weight on it it hurts right under the knee cap and i cant stay sitting for too long or both knees start to hurt i have also realised that i can no longer touch my heels to my butt my quads feel very tight when i try please help this has been bothering me for a while now thanks

Symptoms:  Knees hurt quads tight
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. At the age of 16 you are going through an immense phase of growth, as you are going through puberty. This can cause the development of tendonitis within the knees, and muscle aches as well.Your increased weight could also be contributing to this pain you are feeling too. We recommend that you see your doctor to have a full assessment of your joints, you may be required to try to lose the extra weight you gained reduce pressure on your joints. Furthermore, you can try some over the counter topical pain reliever creams applied to your knees for relief. It would be best at this time to refrain from strenuous physical activity until you are cleared by your doctor.

Thank you for choosing AskTheDoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: My knee is severely swollen (size of a grapefruit). I had an xray which was normal. It hurts a ton on the inside of m...

Q: When i went up the stairs i got knee pain as if its twisting on the inside. INtense pain for at least 5 minutes cant ...

Q: My knee hurts when I cross my legs also when standing for link the amount of time I currently have a standing office ...

Q: Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees cap cause if pain then it will slide back under my ...

Q: I'm 22 years old, 5'3" tall, weighing at 60 kgs. I have gained 8 kgs within 2 months with absolutely no change...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews