Lately, I notice my right knee makes a grinding noise when I climb stairs. No pain, though. Im assuming this is either an inflammed tendon or rough cartilidge behind the patella. (Chondromalacia)
Funny thing is, my knees feel great after I do squats. Im assuming that this could be my knee isnt tracking right (possibly due to a muscle strength imbalance from lifting).
So Im icing the be-otch down after lifting and at night before bed. And trying this exercise recommended for the rough cartilidge bit:
Put a rolled towl under one leg, and flex your leg straight and squeeze. 2 sets of 20.
Supposed to realign the knee.
Also going to start some joint care supplimentation.
Does it sound like Im on the right track? How long should I wait to see a doctor?