If the pain is severe then I would consult a knee specialist. Especially. Given your family's history you may be doing serious damage to your knee and not realizing it. Better to spend a little time at the doctor BEFORE you cause irreversible harm to yourself like my mother did. I would also avoid seeing a chiro for diagnosis ... they can sometimes make things worse rather than better. A knee brace isn't always a good idea with certain knee problems: again sometimes a brace can make things worse. See an orthopedic specialist if you haven't already.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be ****ed if you do, and ****ed if you don't. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Last edited by Nitefeatherz; 03-12-2012 at 12:16 AM.