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I'm 66, ice seems to help briefly, and ibuprofen helps quite

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I'm 66, ice seems to help briefly, and ibuprofen helps quite a bit. I'm just wondering why I feel pain in my knee when I yawn or breathe deeply, or sometimes when I am just sitting without moving my knee.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

Hi Chryss. What part of the knee hurts? Did you injure it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No injury that I recall; it just started hurting one day. The pain is just left of my right kneecap.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

Are you a runner or athlete?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no, just a retired woman who needs to lose weight to get my health under control
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

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.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Okay, that's good information, so thank you very much. I'll keep on with the ibuprofen and RICE.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 11 months ago.

You're welcome. Hope this improves quickly.