I SAY STOP JOGGING; LONG DIST RUNNING, CONTROL WEIGHT, REST, DO CORRECT EXERCISES, PLUS, SWIMMING IS BEST. ALSO TAKE MOTRIN IF U CAN OR APPLY BALM PAIN CREAMS, USE HEAT.
MAKE QUADS STRONG BY STRAIGHT LEG RAISING EXERCISES - GREDED LOT MORE CAN BE DONE FOR RELIEF OF PAIN -- YOU MUST STOP ABUSE FIRST -- GIVE REST, HEALING HELPS.
Rheumatologist is good start.
associated with activities, it is much more likely an overuse injury like
patello-femoral syndrome. This would present as pain in the front of the
knee. Iliotibial band could be another cause, as well as injury to the
various ligaments and cartilage structures in the knee. A good history and
physical exam by a physician would help greatly with narrowing down the
diagnosis. Given your family history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however,
this should be considered in the workup. RA is typically associated with
morning stiffness and impacts at least 3 joints, frequently joints in the
hands. A physician would be able to determine if this is the cause with a
good history and physical exam, as well as x-rays and lab tests.