Ow, my perfectly-fine knees!
September 19, 2012 7:44 AM Subscribe
Non-injury causes of knee pain?
posted by kagredon to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Twice in the last month or so (last night and at least one other time in that span, not totally sure when), I've been woken up in the middle of the night with a dull ache in both knees. The pain isn't excruciating, but it's bad enough to wake me up and keep me up, though both times I took some ibuprofen and managed to get back to sleep after an hour or two.
My knees don't seem swollen or inflamed, the pain is about equal on both sides, and it doesn't get better/worse when I stretch or change knee position. I am female, in my 20s, average weight for my height, with no history of knee injuries or joint problems in general. All of this leads me to think that this is probably nothing too serious and that there might be some sort of situational factor that I could fix to avoid this happening again.
So, YANMD, but what kind of stuff can cause temporary knee pain in the absence of any actual injury to the knees?