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Wondered whether anyone can give me some advice.
I'm a new runner, been doing about three weeks since I last ran over 20 years ago!
I stepped up to 10k a week last Saturday and didn't find it too difficult - all off road on trails. I went out on Saturday along some slightly harder trails with some steep (ish) up and down hills.
At the 5k mark I felt a weakness in the outside of my left knee. I carried on but had to give up at 6.5k as felt a bad pain (I think it was on the outside and underneath the knee).
I've done some internet searching and seems like it could be an ITB but I'm really unsure. I appreciate that nobody could diagnose from this but does ITB seem likely? If so then is there any use in anything other than rest - like some kind of knee strapping?
I'm planning on not running until Saturday and hope it clears up by then.Currently my knee feels ok walking - I get no pain but can feel a little weak when on the stairs.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to contributing to this site in the future.