Been trying to find out whats going on, but no luck, figure someone here has had the same issue. Sometimes when i'm sleeping I'll wake up and my knee is KILLING ME, My leg is always straight and its excruciating to bend my leg, but i need to to get comfortable. This happens every once and a while, its not a nightly occurance. Last night i was woken up, lying on my back with both my legs straight. My right knee felt stiff, but as soon as i went to bend my leg...OMG, nasty pain. trying to figure out whats causing this, any imput would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
01-24-2009, 05:24 PM #1
HORRIBLE knee pain while sleeping
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01-24-2009, 09:15 PM #3
It could be a hip problem. I walked around with my hip out of place for almost a year. Every time after I was done playing sports my knee on the inside part of the knee cap would kill me. I often times had knee aches while sleeping as well. I have been going to the chiropractor for a couple of months now and the pain has eased a little. However, since my hip does not seem to want to stay in place the pain comes back every time my hip slides back out of place. I'd go and get your alignment checked out, that could be what is causing the pain.
01-25-2009, 05:14 AM #4
My knee has the same problem. I went to a Doc and he told me so far that they think its Patellal Tendonitus. (pardon my spelling im not that great) You kind of sound like you have a similar set of symptoms especially if it is only occasionally. Try taking a heavy duty antienflamitory like naproxen or an 800mg ibprofen.
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01-25-2009, 12:45 PM #8
Don't struggle just lift!
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I had the exact same symptoms. Turned out I had torn my miniscus and I was bleeding into the joint. When I was sleeping the blood simply pooled their resulting in a lot of pressure and extreme stiffness when I got up.
Is your knee warmer than the rest of your body? And Is there a dark discoloration?
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But it also seems to be effecting me in other ways. Like sometimes it even happens when i am awake and sit down for a long period. Also, my knee pops in and out while doing certain exercises, like leg press or extensions.
I went to my doc, and he basically said don't worry about it. But my doctor is a moron IMO.
Let me know if you find out anything...
04-01-2009, 05:15 AM #16
One solution for knee pain that has been very effective for many people is taking a supplement. Supplements that contain glucosamine, chondroitin or other such substances can actually help the body rebuild lost cartilage and also helps to reduce further loss. Most supplements have been found to be very safe and effective for joint pain.
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11-07-2010, 12:44 PM #18
I know this thread is more than a year old, but your knee pain is
exactly the same as mine.
Did you find out what is causing this?
Mine typically wakes me up when sleeping on my back with legs straight.
It is very painful to flex, but after about 4 flexes, it is OK.
The pain is mainly from the center of the knee.
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05-09-2013, 07:01 PM #21
I have same problem, had no luck to get rid of it.
It comes and goes, and the best way so far to get rid of it is to flex my leg, it hurts, but eventually the pain goes away.
@Nagendra32, did you find a connection with a psychological disease?
@BoostBrah, did you manage to get rid of the pain?
appreciate your feedback!
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