Studies indicate sitting with your knee flexed to about 90 degrees actually can decrease blood flow, ischemia, to your knee cap. Lack of blood flow is associated with pain and sometimes can cause unbearable pain.
So what should I do? I have to sit at work.
Studies indicate a quick solution for this type of knee pain while sitting can be relieved simply by re-positioning your knee angle. Try sitting with your knee at 20 degrees, or just slightly bent. A slightly bent knee, 20 degrees, will improve blood flow to your knee cap, decrease ischemia. And ultimately decrease your knee pain.
Try using a small stool for your feet which will adjust your knee angle away from 90 degrees. Give it a try and let us know how your feel.
You may notice your knees feel better when at home with your feet elevated on the ottoman. Phew! Finally knee relief.
Well, just try the same position while at work. No need for a standing desk. And you may have found a quick and easy fix to your sitting knee pain. Hope this helps!