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Knee pain help please!

I am 21 years old, and I play volleyball for about 10 years. Semi-pro, but very intensive trainings, also at summer beach volley... What also might be good to say, since I was a child I could (and still can) jump very high about a meter vertically. A few months ago, I started to have back pain, in my lower spine, and horrible knee pain. I can still handle the back pain cause it stops after 30 minutes of training, and returnes after it (I don't care as long as I can play),  but knee pain in my left knee is horrible. Yesterday I jumped and felt as like someone is stabbing me with a knife in my knee. I couldn't stand on my left leg for 10 minutes, and after that it still hurts a bit, but I can walk nicely today. The pain is at the top of my patella and inside, if it helps, I have uploaded a picture, to show where do I feel pain.

What do I do? please help!!!
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Look up orthopedic surgeons in your area and make an appointment today. The longer you put it off, the worse your knee will get. It's possible you could have torn a ligament in your knee. Don't push your knee by doing any hard activities until you see the surgeon. Look up "knee pain symptoms" on Yahoo and see if you can figure out what part of your knee is being affected. You could also look up knee strengthening exercises on the Internet. Use ice whenever possible and take Advil or other anti-inflamms. Also, knee braces work wonderfully. Go to your local drug store and buy a good one. Try it out by wearing it for a few days and see if it gives you any relief from the pain.

Another thing that might help your pain is if you ask for and get a steroid injection directly into your knee joint. It can usually relieve pain for about a month or so.

Bottom line is, though... you should find out exactly why it is you are experiencing pain at such a young age. If you are having pain after a hard jump or fall, chances are you tore something. Treat the short term symptoms, but also make sure you seek treatment for long term issues.
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Look up orthopedic surgeons in your area and make an appointment today. The longer you put it off, the worse your knee will get. It's possible you could have torn a ligament in your knee. Don't push your knee by doing any hard activities until you see the surgeon. Look up "knee pain symptoms" on Yahoo and see if you can figure out what part of your knee is being affected. You could also look up knee strengthening exercises on the Internet. Use ice whenever possible and take Advil or other anti-inflamms. Also, knee braces work wonderfully. Go to your local drug store and buy a good one. Try it out by wearing it for a few days and see if it gives you any relief from the pain.

Another thing that might help your pain is if you ask for and get a steroid injection directly into your knee joint. It can usually relieve pain for about a month or so.

Bottom line is, though... you should find out exactly why it is you are experiencing pain at such a young age. If you are having pain after a hard jump or fall, chances are you tore something. Treat the short term symptoms, but also make sure you seek treatment for long term issues.
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Thank you for you response, I will try what you said. I feel good now, I haven't been jumping for 10 days, and the pain has gone. I have tried to jump, carefully, but I immediately felt pain, so I will take a rest of jumping for a few months, and see how it goes. For now, I can run normally...

Thx!
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