Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > My knee has been hurting for about a week off

My knee has been hurting for about a week off

Patient: My knee has been hurting for about a week off and on. I play tennis, hockey and softball. I don’t remember anything happening but it is very stiff (not swollen) and also very sore almost a throb under my knee cap and back of my knee. It also throbs up and down my leg. The most painful thing is to straighten it.

 

 

Symptoms: Stiffness in knee

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.You are into lots of active sports, and the constant running is putting a lot of wear and tear on the knee joint.That can cause pain around the knee cap. Also, ligament sprain can do the same.You should get an x-ray for a conclusive diagnosis.Hope this was helpful,Regards

 


Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment