Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I'm sitting here with ice on my knee wondering what is going on. I originally hurt it back in October and took a couple months off, only running a few times. In the middle of December, I started running again without any problem, and was pleased to see that I hadn't lost much fitness. Things were going really well until a couple weekends ago when my knee started hurting again. I took the next week off and ran the following weekend. It felt ok on that run, but I wanted to keep playing it safe, so I didn't run again until last night. About 3 miles into the run, I started to feel it again. I made it home after walking and stretching a for a minute. I was able to pinpoint the pain just below the knee towards the outside. I'm starting to think it might be a stress fracture, but I'm not sure. Whatever it is, I think I need to do what I should probably have done a long time ago--find a doctor. Does anyone know how to find a good doctor knowledgeable in running injuries or is a runner him/herself? I really just want to get this taken care of. Thanks for your tips!