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Knee Pain after skateboarding

I've recently started skateboarding again its been about 4 months and I usually skate at most twice a week. Lately I've been feeling pain on the outside of my right knee after about an hour of skating. I've realized I usually land on my right leg if I'm jumping off a trick that I know I'm not going to land and this happens repeatedly. My right leg is my front leg when skating so when I land on it I'm also stopping my forward movement. It doesn't hurt much while I'm skating but I notice it and its very uncomfortable. The day after usually hurts a lot more and I tend to limp a little. The pain is on the right (outside) side of my right knee and only there. It usually hurts for a whole day but sometimes 2 and then goes away completely. I've been thinking that its just the way I land on that leg repeatedly  and I've been trying to use my other leg more. I was hoping just getting a knee brace would help but I'm worried that it might be worst then that. Please help me understand whats wrong with my knee.
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms or suggest possible management. Possibilities that may need to be considered include iliotibial band syndrome, osgood schlatter disease, chondromalacia, infections/ inflammations, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician or a sports medicine specialist for an evaluation at this time. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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As someone who has had 4 knee surgeries (3 ACL's and a meniscectomy) due to skateboarding and has bone spurs in both of my knees as well, go see a doctor now. All of my 20's have been spent injured so far. It has been 6 years since I got my bone spurs and 5 years since I tore my ACL and meniscus. By continuing t0 skate you are risking a greater injury in your knee.
I know you posted this is 2012, but if I can help one person in 2018....
Ok, so I have been skating and trying to learn kickflips with my left leg and I noticed while riding that my knee had a slight sore/ache, I haven’t skated in two days but the pain is still there and increases with activity. I’m icing it and trying to elevate it, but should this be something that I should visit a doctor over?
R.I.C.E. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. If the pain doesn’t lessen or disappear after about three weeks, a doctor’s visit is probably in order. A sore knee that refuses to get better could point to a torn muscle or torn cartilage, which usually won’t get better without professional intervention. Or it may simply be a minor injury that needs a doctor’s care to improve. Whatever it is, after 3 weeks, it’s an injury that the body can’t handle by itself, and it needs some outside help. Torn muscles and cartilage are extremely painful though, so you're probably in luck.
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