Painful knee joint: what is going on?
August 20, 2014 4:20 AM Subscribe
I have had a knee problem for two/three years now. If I sit with my right knee bent for a long period of time the joint starts to hurt, not much at first, but the pain can become quite uncomfortable after a while. If I fully extend my leg my knee joint clicks, just like when you crack your knuckles, and the pain goes away. What is up with my knee?
posted by 0bvious to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The pain is centered on the knee area exclusively. It starts as a very dull throb and builds to a warm, intense pain throughout my knee. If I can't extend my leg fully, say I am sat in a cramped location for a long time, the pain can become really unbearable.
I would say I am generally a healthy person. I am 32, 6 ft tall, 10 stone, slim build. I don't exercise intensively, but I walk a lot which includes a 1 - 2 hour dog walk every day. When I am walking my knee is usually fine anyway. It is possible that the problem is worse in warmer weather, though this might be something I have convinced myself this summer.
Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms without doctors, physios and surgery?