knee pain

While vacationing in Florida and wearing shoes with little or no support I noticed pain in the back right side of my left knee. I only had the pain if I was on my feet a lot. After about 8 weeks it had almost completly disappeared. Then a week ago I was walking with my grandson. He started to run and I was trying to keep up with him. I was doing a very gentle jog when I came down on my knee and it seemed to really tighten up and become painful however only for a minute or two. I was able to comtinue walking immediately after. I had some pain for about 24 hours, no swellling. Since then I only have an occasional stabbing pain if I am walking downstairs and come down too hard on that leg. It almost instantly subsides and I can move on without pain. the specific point of pain is on the left side of the back of my left leg. The pain goes up a little into my tight. I have been keeping it wrapped and put ice on it when I am sitting ...However I have never had any swelling or discomfort except for an occastional sharp pain when putting my foot down on a step without shifting my weight to the other leg before doing so. I am going to Rome in 3 weeks and I'm concerned about my mobility. Can you tell me what kind of injury I may have sustained and what I can do about it. thank you

Posted By Cathy on April 01, 2009 at 12:34:19:

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