Knee Pain While Sleeping

Question

Asked by tanu

Knee Pain While Sleeping

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with an excruciating pain in my knee....like after maybe being in one position for a couple of hours. I tried to move so the pain would go, but it hurt more on moving. This lasted about 2-3 minutes, then the pain subsided and I changed sides and slept. I am 27 years old. What could this be?

Answer

Tanu,

I was going to say many of the things which have been mentioned above. I started getting a pain like you describe while I was sleeping and tried to move. By the time I woke up enough to try to figure out what had happened, I had already moved into a new position and couldn't remember how I saw laying.

One thing which helped me avoid this was sleeping with a pillow between my knees. It really did help keep my hips and knees in good positions.

Also, with any new pain or difficulties, it is important to see your doctor who might be able to give you more specific advise.