I woke up one morning 3 and a half weeks ago with severe pain on the inside of my left knee. I have flat feet that I try to change, and sometimes I'll have very mild pain in both knees and ankles if I wear flat shoes for too long, but this is much different. The pain has not gone away since that morning, and has only gotten worse since. I cannot bend it past a certain point without feeling severe pain, and when i force it to bend, there is something inside that pops or snaps, and with it excruciating pain. If I sit for too long during the day my whole leg surrounding the knee becomes stiff and painful, and during the night I've been waking up several times with pain and stiffness.
Again, I'm 20-years-old, so arthritis and many other age-related possibilities that have been presented to me just don't work. In the days leading up to the morning I first felt the pain, I did not experience any injury or trauma, nor was I intoxicated in any way. I did sit on a bus for 7 hours with a 1-hour break in the middle, but I do this fairly often, once every 3 months or so, at varying lengths, and have never had this happen as a result.
Thank you if you can help!
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