My knee is cracking and locking painfully what can i do?

Patient

Q: I am 13 and my right knee and feet and toes constantly crack involuntry. it has become more painful and sometimes my knee will lock in a position and i cannot move it for several minuets. when it locks it is also painful. i do alot of dancing and have tried streching and strengthening exercises but they make it worse. is there anything i can do to help myself? if not what should i do?

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