I am a 70 year old female. The pain is in the area around the head of the left fibula and lateral condyle. It started suddenly when I got out of a friend's SUV. There is no swelling or redness and it much worse when I get up in the morning or after sitting for a while. When I get up and move around, it will eventually subside. Also, if I elevate my leg when sitting or keep it straight when laying down, the pain isn't as bad. Tylenol, heat and ointments don't help. This is the same leg that I broke the fibula near the ankle in 2008. I've been through a lot (3 eye surgeries since the end of June) and I'm concerned that if I go to another doctor, they will want to operate. I realize it's difficult to know exactly what the problem is online, but perhaps some suggestions on which I can do further research.