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Dear Sir,

My son having 5 years old some time  in night it has lot of pain in right knee when it comes from playing activities like running , cycling etc.
Please advise what is the real problem.

thanks

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Hi, Sanjeev,

If the knee is hot, red, or swollen, then this by definition is arthritis, and he should be seen by the doctor.  If the knee looks normal but he complains of the pain only with exercise, than this is less important and probably can be watched a bit before seeing your doctor.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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