I have been having recurring knee pain for a long time now, and I haven't had insurance, so I have been putting off going to a doctor, but it has been getting increasingly worse, so I feel like I need to get it taken of soon, and would like to try and get some insight if possible. Both of my knees are sore and painful, but very mildly. I believe the issue began after a car accident about 10 years ago. Recently my left knee has seemed to lose some strength randomly, nearly giving out at times. However, the major issue is when I bend my knees, usually while sleeping. I sleep with my knees bent, and I will feel a hot, painful sensation underneath my kneecap, and it will just get worse and worse until I extend my leg. Once I extend my leg, I would feel something like a popping sensation and then extreme pain for anywhere from 15 seconds to now every once in a while a few minutes long. Recently the feeling that I get after extension feels like something is cracking, it honestly feels like my kneecap shattered, then I feel awful, hot pain afterward. I went to a doctor years ago, and was told there is nothing wrong. It has gotten to the point where I'm woken up in the middle of the night multiple times with excruciating pain. Please help!
Asked by BigItaly42 - 1 answer - 4 years 34 weeks ago