What's going on with the outside of my knee?
January 21, 2008 1:29 PM Subscribe
I have this recurring, temporary knee issue which happens and I'd like to know what it is and how to avoid it.
I have had no knee injuries in the past. This pain first happened about 5 years ago when I walked around NYC all day (at least 10 miles) with friends. It happened a second time a couple years later when I climbed a local mountain, and it happened a third time 2 days ago when I walked around NYC all day again.
Basically, sometime in the latter part of the day a pain began on the outside of the left knee. It sort of felt like it was along the side of the ball of the femur, but I can't be sure. A couple hours later, by the time the day was over, I was really favoring the leg because bending it brought on a terrible burning pain in that spot. The next morning morning it was about 50% better, and today the knee is back to normal. I'm walking on it normally and feeling no pain whatsoever.
I exercise regularly and I'm in pretty decent shape. I like to be active and plan to go on more day trips with friends, but I don't want the last couple hours to be agony. What's up with the knee and how can I prevent it? Many thanks.