Childs Knee

My 8 year old son has slightly hyperextended his knee two seperate times There was no swelling on either occasion.
The first time he did it he indicated there was pain in his knee and wouldn’t walk around much.
The next day he acted like nothing happened.
The second time was in a soccer game and it must have only been a slight tweak of the knee.
He told the coach he was fine and continued to play.
He is very athletic and my fear is that he is creating more tork on his knee than his young joints can handle.
Is this normal for a child this age to have this happen and should I be concerned that any structural damage has occured to the leg. Any information would be appreciated.

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    May PT

    9 10

    It is not usual for an 8 year old to have consecutive knee sprains. If it does not happen again, I don’t think you need to be concerned. If however, it continues to happen, you should have your son examined by his Pediatrician. Young kids usually do not put-on being injured unless they truly are, although one would need to be concerned if his “injuries” are helping to keep him out of a sport that he does not like. Something like this used to be rare, but with the pressures, to play, put on some young kids today, it is happening more and more frequently. If he seems to enjoy his sport, and the injuries are rare and don’t keep more that a day or so at a time, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. If you have anything else to ask, feel free to reply and to ask me to contact you directly, and I will be glad to do so…


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