I'm living in Beijing, China and only have access to really expensive hospitals, so I don't want to take that option yet. I honestly don't think a Chinese doctor would take me seriously, or that I'd be able to explain everything very well.
I do ALOT of biking on a single gear bike to get around town.
Recently I've started having this stabbing pain in my left leg. It's on the outer side right above where my knee bends. It spreads up my leg a little and wraps around to the top of my knee. I'm afraid I've strained or pulled a tendon or muscle. It only hurts when I'm not moving, when I've been sitting still for a while. When I sit, my knee is below my hip level, so there's more pressure on the leg I think.
I need to figure something out that I can do for this.
If I massage it the pain goes away, but comes right back when I release the pressure. Elevating my leg helps with the pain up my leg and on top of my knee, but the stabbing bit is still there.
I know vericose veins seem to run in my family, and I wonder if it might be related to this. However, I tend to think it's exercise related because the stabbing is right there at the bunch of tendons and things at that joint. Before moving here in September I was not very active, but now I bike so much.
What can I do to help this heal and stop hurting so much?