So for several months now, my right knee has sounded like it has ball bearings in it whenever I walk upstairs. It doesn't hurt really, it just sounds very rattly - but only when going UPstairs - not when walking normally or going DOWNstairs. So, I really didn't think much of it.
Well, this morning I was downstairs working, came upstairs to grab some breakfast and it felt fine going upstairs until the last step.
O. M. G. PAIN!!!! I can't put ANY weight on it without nearly crying. Sitting down it feels OK if I don't move it, but if I move my knee at all it hurts - not as bad - but still hurts. I've tried walking a few times with a limp, barely putting any pressure on it, and it's no-go.
Aah!! Suggestions for how to ease this pain so I can walk?!
(can't go to the doctor until Jan. 1st. That's when my insurance kicks in. They did agree to pay 65% of my COBRA if I needed it, so I *could* sign up for it but I really don't want to spend my 35% if I don't have to).