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Just starting to increase my training as i'm entered in the NY marathon in Nov. Done plenty of running before, although this spring I had to cut back a bit. I also swim (freestyle) at least 3 times a week.
Had a bit of a niggle in my right knee earlier in the week. Unusual, for me - If I get problems at all, it's normally my left leg/foot which pronates more than the right side. Today I blithely went for a very slow 11mi plod. I was fine for an hour, then it started to flare up. I got pain in my knee every time I lifted my leg. It's localised to the bony lump on the inside of the knee - not sure whether that'd make it the bottom of the fibula, or top of the tibia.
I had to run/walk home very carefully. Stopped to massage it a few times- this didn't do a lot. Gentle stretching no help either. Massage only hurt if I pressed directly on the sore-spot, othewise the knee felt fine. Knee felt uncomfortable in walk, but very sore when running. Got home, iced it etc. Still sore though. I just walked to the shops, and it still hurts every time I lift it to step forward.
So, whilst I hunt for a Cheltenham based physio.... and panic quietly about throwing so much at NY.... can anyone explain what I've done? Is it likely to be ligament/tendon damage. And what can I do about it?