I know this subject has been thoroughly discussed, but i was wondering if someone could advise on the specific symptoms that i have.
Lately, when running i am experiencing pain on my kneecaps after a few kilometers. The pain feels like it's on the center of my kneecaps and becomes instantly more acute at a specific spot if i bend my knee more than i naturally do when running. The pain goes away when i stop running and i experience no pain during other related activities (up/down stairs, walking, sitting, etc.).
It might be worth mentioning that i am training for my first half marathon and i am running more than I've ever run.
A friend told me that i probably suffer from the infamous runner's knee, but considering that this is quite a vague term, i am not sure what i need to do to mitigate the symptoms that prevent me from running at my training schedule's targets.
Any advise would be appreciated.