I've been having knee pain lately and I am wondering if it's serious or just age catching up with me. It hurts on the right side of my knee cap (looking down at the knee). there is a area around there that I can push on and it will hurt. If I sit indian style for awhile it will get stiff as hell and take a few minutes to get back to normal. Also hurts in the morning sometimes. I was wondering if anyone else suffers the same problem in the same general area. I know I need to go to the doc but I've been avoiding it. my biggest concern is that i need surgery. maybe it's just arthiritus. Any thoughts suggestions. Ps: I didn't "injure" it. It just seems to get worse and worse over time. No swelling however. thanks!