WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY KNEES?
hi, i am 13 years old and have been playing soccer for as long as i can remember. I play competitive soccer so that means i play tons of tons of soccer. I have hurt my knee many times but nothing serious. But lately in this past year i have really had a problem with my knees. In May i hurt my knee playing soccer. It locked up and i was out for about a month and a half. Went to sports doctor said i needed to strengthen muscles around my knee. gave my a knee brace and referred me to a physical therapist.
I was still playing soccer now wearing brace because the doctor said their would be no harm well not the situation. I took physical therapy coming up to my fourth visit and i was improving a lot then i injured my knee in a tournament.
I stepped on it wrong and feel a sharp pain so i went back to my physical therapist she said i re-injured my knee and there was nothing she could do. Again i was referred to a sports doctor. he then looked at my knee no tears no ligament damage. He told me i had patella femoral syndrome and i needed to strengthen my muscles...basically the same thing as last time.
So i went to physical therapy what i have been doing she gave me more exercises to work on my knee. I am wearing a brace and playing soccer. Except my physical therapist does not approve of it. She says i should take the season off for further injury accident.
Well I'm like why the sports doctor said if i waited two weeks and i played with no pain i should be fine playing soccer while doing my physical therapy.
SO I AM PLAYING SOCCER AGAIN. BUT NOW I AM STARTING TO HAVE A LOT OF POPPING IN MY RIGHT KNEE WITH PAIN EVERY NOW AND THEN ON THE INSIDES AND OUTSIDES AND BELOW MY KNEE. AND ON THE KNEE THAT HAS PATELLA FEMORAL SYNDROME I HAVE PAIN UNDER THE KNEE CAP AND WHEN I PUSH ON THE BONE BELOW MY KNEE. MY THIGH MUSCLES SOMETIMES HURT AND I CAN NOT SIT OR BEND MY KNEES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITHOUT PAIN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I NEED HELP DO YOU SEE SOMETHING ELSE THAT MAY BE DEVELOPING IN MY KNEES?
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME