Knee swelling and stiffness after exercising

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17M 265lbs, after I exercise/sports my knees stiff up and there's a large amount of pain. Going up and down stairs is very difficult, standing up is hard but this only happens AFTER I exercise. My coach told me that it could be Junevile Arthritis or my upper body is too heavy for my knees to support. I've been invited to University Football and I need to gain weight (muscle) to compete, but if its good knees when im older vs. 5 years of college ball I'm choosing the good knees. Currently my knee schedule(?) is Exercise/Practice with a Heat Pack strapped to my knee so it keeps them warm - Get home and remove heat pack and replace it with ice - cold bath, it usually still hurts after. What do you think it is? Should I lose weight and not playing college ball?

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    Sorry to hear about your knee pain. You sound very wise in the decisions you have chosen for your future.

    Plz see your doctor to take x-Ray and find the diagnosis for the knee injury. Many times if treated early in the injury process the knees can be repaired many ways without major surgery depending on the injury. For youe future do have a doctor see your knee for evaluation. 

     

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    You need to see an orthopedic surgeon who will check out your knees.  You may have a medical condition that you are unaware of.  Get the imaging done.  See the specialist.
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    My cartilage tore at a very young age after a few years it was removed that was the only option in those days but now there are a lot of treatments

    available see a specialist for x rays and an m.r.i

    that will give a clearer picture of whats wrong

    good luck.

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    Get to a sports medicine specialist, orthepidic surgeonor physical therapist for a complete evaluation. Otherwise you may never have to worry about that university football tryout camp. Too much weight and overdoing exercise isn't a recipe for a great future.

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    Ok I am going to sound like a mother but I would give my son the same advise.  You are only 17?  If it hurts now, what is it going to be like when you are 20, 30, 40, 50???  I have had a hip replacement, two knee replacements and trying to get back to just walking and every day activities.  I am 62 years old and cant imagine if i had to go through this in my 30s.  You're just a babe, wonderful huge world, a whole life ahead of you.  Look at your decisions now and make them to last a lifetime.  The decision is yours, make a wise one.    Would love to see where you are in five years.  Take care my friend. 

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    Hi there you need referring to abe Orthopaedic Consultant ASAP end of you have your future to consider. Don't do high impact exercise until you know hat your dealing with and yes losing weight good idea less joint strain

    Best wishes Jan

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    I think you need a professional opinion on this.  But you are certainly sensible - you're knees will be with you for life (hopefully - unlike some of us on here!) so I think this is an issue to get the best information from a specialist to do what's right for you.

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    Hi 

    Like everyone as said get some medical advice asap. You are very young as i was when knee problems began. Your knees are telling you something is not right. You are very wise in choosing to keep good knees instead of college ball.

    Before you do anything get the medical advice you need, then make your decisions.

    I hope you get the right medical advice very soon, Good luck.

    Annette.x

     

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    how long has this been going on for? could it just be a short term thing?
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