My right knee has been troubling me off and on for a few weeks, and I really don’t want to develop a full blow injury.
Steph also encouraged me to post here to get the opinion of the collective. The pain is not sharp, but dull, and is on the front lower part of my knee, roughly bottom center beneath the kneecap. I am least in pain when actually running, and other motions like rowing also feel good and normal. A few hours after the run it hurts. It started a few weeks ago running with that leg on the outside on the short track, and I thought it was strictly related to that, but lately even though it hasn’t inhibited my running, it’s hurt afterward. Reading things online it sounds like it could be Runner’s Knee, but I don’t know enough to really guess.
I’ve prided myself on listening to my body so far, and despite my desire to get out there tonight and run my easy run, I think I’m going to take a rest, lose a couple workouts and see if ice and anti-inflammatories can get this back on track.
What do you guys think? What is the pain? What should I do to diagnose? Is taking a few days off listening to my body or just wimping out? Ice, advil, compression, rest, and run again on Friday?