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Posted by: tumza | 2008-11-10

Painful joints 16-yrs old

Hi Doc,

my 16 year old sister sufferers from regular pain in her legs. Sometimes the pain is unbearable when she tries to stand up. Mostly the pains is in her knees and also pelvic area. She is very tall at 16yrs and slim. What do you think could be the problem?

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This could indicate one several possible conditions and a thorough physical examination is necessary. Start with your family doctor. At sixteen, and very tall she is also possibly going through a "growth spurt" which can result in some distress of the joints. Your doctor can advise after consultation and examination.

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