I did some searching and couldn't find anyone else with a similar circumstance.
Anyway. I'm 23 years old and for the past 4 or 5 years I've had chronic soreness in my right knee.
I'm essentially searching for anyone who is in a similar boat and what you've done to combat the soreness.
The pain can best be described as at the front of the knee either on top of or underneath the patela. Hard to tell, though I can say I feel NO soreness if i push on my knee cap. The knee constantly feels tight. Clicks, pops when walking up stairs. Grinds when I extend the leg outward. My good knee does not do this at all.
The pain is most apparent when I put pressure on it (IE squats, walking up stairs). Its been this sore to make me favor my left leg for years on end. I can try to describe further if needed. Hopefully that gets the point across.
I stretch my hams, quads and calves daily, I take 10-12 grams of fishoil. Obviously I'm not in so much pain that I can't live. Though, I do feel my strength is greatly inhibited because I've been favoring my left leg for the past 4 years.
So, does anyone have any tips, or great articles they've come across that I may benefit from? As I'd mentioned before, I'm only 23, I'd hope I'd be too young to say its bone on bone. But damn it, it feels like it. Bad knees do run in the family.
Thanks for taking the time to read, hope to hear what some of you have done to combat your knee pain!