Bad knee pain?
September 19, 2006 11:27 PM Subscribe
Bad knee pain when squatting/extending the knees.
posted by sian to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This has occurred each spring and fall (started about a week ago, prompting this question!) yearly since I was about sixteen. I'm 22 now and I walk/bike a mile or two daily. I am overweight, but I highly doubt heavy enough to have damaged my knees.
The rest of the year, I can squat and run and walk and probably do cartwheels just fine. But when spring or fall rolls around, it'll kill me if I squat down on my knees or keep my knee curled for a not-unreasonable amount of time. It feels like a sudden burst of pain rushing from under the front my kneecap. The burning, aching pain lasts for about 5 to 10 seconds. My knee might stay a bit sore for an hour afterward.
It's not really bothersome (except when I need to squat down, of course) save for in the middle of the night, approximately once every week, I will extend my leg during the normal course of tossing/turning and sudden wake fully, moaning due to the pain under my kneecap.
AskMe is not a replacement for a real doctor's opinion, but I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and might know what it is. Also, why does it happen only around certain times of the year? The soonest I can see my doc is when I am home for holidays.