For about a month my knees have been botherine me. It occurs at night when I am sleeping. I will sleep for a few hours and then constantly wake up when I go to move or switch positions. It stared out to be minor but continues to get worse. I have been on a strong dose of Ibuprofen from a Dr, but I still get stiff and sore. I am 40 years old and have not bee in any accidents. After I get up and move around for a while in the morning they feel much better I just don't what to do though.
Knee pain and stiffness in someone your age with no history of trauma should be evaluated by a Rheumatologist. With many types of arthritic conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, you want to see a specialist and get treatment early. Early treatment in something like Rheumatoid Arthritis is key to preventing joint destruction. Your primary doctor can start evaluation process by ordering some blood tests (normally referred to as an Arthritis panel) and then you need a referral to a Rheumatologist.
Knee pain does not start out of the blue with no cause. Keep asking questions and get some answers, not just pills.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD