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Hi Chryss. What part of the knee hurts? Did you injure it?
Are you a runner or athlete?
The inside portion of the knee is where osteoarthritis often arises first. So, keep this in mind. You could ask your doctor for an x-ray if you are concerned about this. It usually responds well to ibuprofen and naproxyn sodium (Alleve). Small movements can bring on the pain, as can walking, running, stairclimbing, etc. In the early stages of arthritis, or a tendonitis (which is temporary), certain movements or activities will hurt more than others and will improve steadily with rest.
You're welcome. Hope this improves quickly.