Knee and hip pain
I am 25 years old and am a graduate student violin performance major who leads an active lifestyle.
About a week and a half ago, my hips started hurting. I attributed it to the fact that I recently returned to swing dancing after many years away. I thought after a night or two the pain would cease and with stretching, it would get better.
However, I woke up about a week ago with a horrible pain in my left knee. It hurt so badly, it kept me from returning to sleep, and only got slightly better as the day went on. Since then, things have gone through periods of getting better and worse, but the last two nights have proven quite terrible with the pain. I am hoping to call a doctor in the morning, but want to know what I should say about it. It is mostly in my hips and knees, but sometimes also my left ankle. I am thinking it might be lower back trouble? I'm just not sure what to think and the pain is almost unbearable. Laying down is the only reasonably comfortable thing I can do.
Thanks to anyone who might be able to help.