Those with experience with "runner's knee"... did you have swelling? I don't recall this from my previous bout, but this time I have a noticeable bowling-ball swelling on the front inner side of my right kneecap.
I'm annoyed because it was at zero pain as of Friday morning then at 9.30pm we had a fire alarm that meant I walked down 12 flights of stairs...by floor 5 I was in pain & by the ground I was limping
In fairness, running 4 miles the next morning & 8.5 the day after despite already being in some pain probably
didn't help but I couldn't afford to lose another long run without accepting I wouldn't be able to run the half in Sept.
Anyway, trying now to decide if I should see a doctor or if they'll just say the same as before which was that it's standard Patellofemoral pain syndrome for which the treatment is ice & rest. Without a family doc here, getting an x-ray will be a 4-5 hr wait at a walk in clinic which is only worth it if it appears this is something new. The physio last week looked up my previous notes and although she couldn't access the x-ray itself the notes said my knee was stable and with no cartilage deterioration - and I see her again Thursday
In the meantime I suspect I'm not running tomorrow or Wednesday & I have to decide if it's a good idea to do strength training tonight