Waking up with knee pain - why?
April 29, 2011 5:43 PM Subscribe
About once a week, I wake up with a searing pain on the inside of my top knee (if I'm sleeping on my right hand side, it's my left knee that hurts).
The only way to get out of it is to physically hold my knee, take the weight of my leg, and move it into a different / straighter position. Once I've done that, the pain completely goes away and there is no after-effect at all - I can get out of bed and run around with no residual pain whatsoever.
But I don't think this is normal...
posted by finding.perdita to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This has been happening for a few years now, but I'm starting to worry about it... It doesn't wake me up, it's just that when I wake up, I can't move my leg without making the pain even worse.
Is this doing long term damage to me?
How do I stop this happening? (I tend to sleep on my side, if that matters)