Re: Shooting pains from knee while sleeping?
If I didn't know any better, I'd swear I'd written your post myself. I am suffering with the same type of knee pain for about 2 weeks now- wakes me up in the night and I have trouble getting comfortable again. The pain starts in the back of my knee and shoots down my leg and into the top of my foot. One morning it was so painful when I got up, I was in tears by the time I got to the kitchen. Once I am up and moving around the pain almost completely goes away.
I went to my primary care doc last Thursday, and she didn't think much of it, it had only been a week, etc. She did do an Xray, and I got the results today - they say I have a loose body, and I'm scheduled for an MRI this Thursday.
I am 53 and just started getting really athletic the last couple years. I did my first full triathlon in August, so I sure don't want some major set back. I have a plan for the winter to get ready for another tri or two next year!
Last edited by BlitzMom; 10-03-2011 at 06:14 PM.