Any advice on weird knee pain problem appreciated.
May 3, 2012 5:40 PM Subscribe
Weird, intermittent knee pain question
posted by Mr. Justice to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
What is causing Ms. Justice's sudden attacks/outbursts of knee pain? Extremely painful, occurs a couple of times a week for 10-15 seconds, localized in a small area on the side of the left knee, seems to have nothing to do with exercise or movement of any kind, not triggered in any way by tapping or gripping the knee area or anything else, sometimes so painful that it wakes her up in the middle of the night. Knee moves fine; no swelling or other physical manifestations of any problem. The only problem is sudden, twinging bursts of short-lived but extremely intense pain. Ms. Justice is not a runner, but occasionally does low-impact workouts -- yoga, swimming, cycling, etc.
It's not a charley horse, it's not connected to a muscle or tendon. Does it sound like a pinched nerve? It seems unconnected to any kind of movement at all. Maybe she tore something? What on earth could it be? What specialist, if any, should be consulted?