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Knee pain

Hi, I have pain in the tibia of my left leg, which I think is below the knee cap. The pain started when I was 18, after I got an injury during a basketball game. Now I'm 20 and I still feel the pain only when I engage in physical activity. What's wrong with me. Could these by osgood schlatters disease?
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1656421 tn?1303912454
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Yes that is all indicative of patellofemoral syndrome but it would beneficial for an orthopedist to give a true examination of your symptoms and to rule out any bony changes.

Best in Health,
JAG
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If I walk or run for long distances, it starts hurting. If I jump, bend, kneel down, it'll start getting sore. It doesn't swell up or anything like that. I'm really sure it's not a fracture or anything like that. It is a chronic pain. Do these symptoms match that of JUMPER"S KNEE.
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1656421 tn?1303912454
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Increased stresses on the tibial plateau can be indicative of Osgood Schlatter's which is common in soccer players, however, more likely being that you are a basketball player you may have what is called jumper's knee.  This is usually caused by an irritation of the patellofemoral tendon that spans from the bottom of your patella to the tibial tuberosity.  With overuse, bone growth, and biomechanical alignment of the knee joint with regard to the rest of the lower extremity this can cause pain.  I would suggest going to a sports othropedist in your area however to rule out any other potential causes first.  If you need a referral for a physician in your region I will be happy to do so.

Best in Health,

JAG
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