About 3 weeks ago, when running a 10k (which is quite a comfortable distance), the outside of my knee started hurting. the pain built up although i finished the race quite comfortably. as soon as it got cold, it was killing and i was limping for the next couple of days. After it stopped hurting, I tried it again and had to stop after 5 minutes. no pain when i start, quite severe pain after 5 minutes. I have started icing, rolling, stretching (I have really tight legs) and strengthening exercises. My mistake is that i have been trying to run every 2-3 days and stopping after 5 minutes in pain.
2 questions really:
1) how exactly should ITBS feel? is it a sudden pain or a rather dull pain building up?
2) given it doesnt hurt when not running, how do i know when to try again? I have been off running for a week now, but i have no clue how long it should be before i attempt it again.
I guess i should probably see my GP, but booking an appointment to see my GP, who will say he has no clue and then refer me to a specialist, will take a month!
Many thanks for your help