I've never had any problems with my knees until recently. It started the other weekend when my right knee began to feel really stiff and hurt. I thought it may be due to the fact I was tired and after a good nights sleep it didn't really hurt. Yesterday it began to hurt at night and I figured sleeping would help. It didn't. It has felt stiff and hurt whenever I bend it or extend it. Walking does not hurt, going up and down steps does. Once I've bent it into a position (i.e. indian style) it doesn't hurt until I bend it or extend it again.
I am physically active, thin and I have no injuries. To make things weirder, my right knee is cracking everytime I extend it (a small crack generally). What does this sound like? I'm a teacher and use my knees a lot, so having to bend down has been a challenge. I'm only 26 btw.
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