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My knee just started hurting a few weeks ago. I don't recall

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My knee just started hurting a few weeks ago. I don't recall an injury. Lately, when I yawn a pain moves through my knee, right where I've been having the original pain (and sometimes without a yawn). Ibuprofen helps the general knee pain. I don't know what is going on. I had an MRI of my knee two days ago, and will be discussing it with my doctor in three days, but I thought I would search yawning a knee pain online.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: A bit of swelling. Walking makes it hurt as the day goes along. I've noticed that extreme good posture and heel-toe walking makes it hurt less.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Type II diabetes, hypertension, asthma, 66 years old, female, Caucasian
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

yawning causing knee pain doesn't point to any specific causes.

you most likely have arthritis inflammation in your knee or tendonitis of your knee

or you could have torn a meniscus in your knee.

how did you hurt your knee

how old are you?

have you tried to ice your knee?

have you tried any NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium?