I have knee pain when I walk up and down stairs, when I've been squatting, or when my legs are bent. Straightening my legs seems to relieve what feels like a build up of pain/pressure on the top and sides of my kneecap. I had this in my teens and was told it was growing pain, then also when i was in the Royal Air force but was told it was probably arthritis. I've never gotten a good answer. It's definitely worse pain in the cold or damp, but seems to be any time of year now,.
Sounds as though you might have bursitis in your hip. I went through years of being diagnosed with bursitis and tendonitis, and tendonsynovitis. I am sernegative. Finally diagnosed this past May. I think it would be wise you have some blood work done. Do you have any swollen joints?
hi hannah,sound like RA but im not a doctor .you need to see your pcp or a rheumy to make sure but soundsjust like me.xrays can show what it is an blood test might but not always good luck