I have severe pain in my left leg that occurs when I try to stand after sitting for a while. It's bad enough that I have to stand a couple of minutes and until I can stand the pain. Sometimes, my knee doesn't want to hold me. It tends to go away for awhile but after 15-20 minutes standing or walking, I HAVE to sit down. It's not my knee, it's on the outside of my knee, just below the joint and seems to radiate down the side of my leg. I also have popping in that place of my leg when I straighten my leg which doesn't appear to be the meniscus. I've had at leas 2 arthroscopies on this knee. Any ideas of what it could be?
The Orthopedic Dr I saw recently says it not my knee but since I have extensive osteoarthritis, I know that I will probably have to have a knee replacement.