I backpacked almost 30 miles last weekend in WV and ended up with some pretty bad knee pain. The last 5 miles were very painful, and I was basically limping along.
The pain has gotten better the past few days - but I still don't feel as if I can run. I have a 5 mile trail running race on Sunday that I am hoping to make.
I was hoping for some advise from the community on what might be going on with my knee. If it continues I will obviously seek a doctors advice.
The pain is on the outside of my right knee. It ranges from the side just above my knee a couple of inches to right below, and even going behind the knee a bit. It is ok when walking, but I can feel it slightly. When attempting to run, or go up or down stairs at a decent pace, it is very painful - sometimes to the point where I feel like it is giving in on the weight.
I have been icing it and going as easy as I can. From what I have read it could be a minor sprain, a IB issue, or a LCL issue (I hope not).
Gonna be bummed if I don't race on Sunday.