Over the last month I have had occasional knee pain that I can’t figure out. All of a sudden, I will have a sharp pain right below the kneecap and it will fell like it needs to pop. Very painful to walk or to bend the knee at all.
I will try to stretch my quads and hamstrings, thinking that might help - usually doesn't. The pain will leave as fast as it came. I’ll go for a few days with no problems and then all of a sudden it’s back.
Info about me – female, age–55; somewhat active – will take stairs instead of elevator, park at end of parking lot for extra exercise, some biking.
Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your knee pain. Possibilities include pain like patellar dislocation, chondromalacia patellae, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cyst formation, iliotibial band syndrome, bone growths/ tumours, nerve impingement/ compression, fractures, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an evaluation. After a cause is diagnosed, it can be managed accordingly.
Hope this helps.
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