The knee pain is much better and getting better all the time. It's a 1 on the pain scale and I feel it only when going up stairs, which I do carefully and only when necessary.
My hips are bothering me a little now, but only after sitting. For many years when I was a lot younger, I got into the bad habit of popping my hip joints. Eventually I had to do that often to "release" the joint (or so it seemed). Sometimes I feel that need while riding my bike, but not nearly as often as I used to. I rarely pop it now but only if it seems to need it.
Since it hurts only while sitting and the pain is virtually gone after moving around for a while, it doesn't sound like osteoarthritis. Could it be the ligaments, stretched from years of popping?
I don't know if I need to rest them or continue moving, since the pain lessens with movement and increases with lack of movement. At work, I sometimes sit for 2-3 hours at my desk without moving much. When I finally leave my chair, I walk like an old lady for the first minute or so until the joints limber up.
It's not at the point where I need to see a doctor. I'm wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone, and if so what your experience was.