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Recurring knee pain on my 6yo son

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 3, 2021 11:11 PM

Anonymous 4 months

My son has been experiencing recurring knee pain in his left knee recently. It only occurs around evening leading up to bedtime & he’s having difficulty in sleeping because of the pain.

He sometimes woke up in the middle of the night due the pain. But come morning, the pain is no longer there & it’ll go off for a day or two before he has it again.

Should i be concern? We’ve seen an ortho when he was 4yo but it was concluded as growing pain due to the fact that he hasn’t form the arch on his feet? I don’t quite understand but the issue didn’t persist any longer after that. I mean not as frequent and it went off after a while.

After that it sometimes appear but only after each intense physical activities during day time. Now after not getting it for sometime, the pain started appearing again despite not engaging in any hardcore physical activities.

Should i bring him to see an ortho again?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 4 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for contacting us.

We understand your concern regarding your child’s issues. There are few reasons why your son’s is having such problems, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus injury
  • Anatomical and structural abnormalities of the limbs and joints
  • Previous injury to the knee or limbs

Our advice is you should bring your child to see the doctor for further examinations and investigations so that the diagnosis can be reached and treatment can be given.

Worry no more about your knee pain by contacting our Orthopaedics specialist here!

This is our general impression and information regarding your child’s issues. Alternatively you may contact us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors to get their second opinion via phone call. We will value your privacy. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sat Apr 03 2021 23:11:28 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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