Acute Pain – Outside of Knee – Adjacent to Knee Cap (Sudden)
I have had different opinions on what this could be…
I went for my usual 10km run this morning. I run 3 times a week regularly 10km each time. I have never had much problems with this training regime.
I ran no more than 100m when I felt a sharp localised pain on the outside of my left knee. I tried to run it off but the pain was overwhelming after a few more steps. It disappeared immediately when I stopped running.
I tried running again after a few minutes but the pain radiated downwards to the bottom centre of the kneecap.
In applying the R.I.C.E rule, I poked around the kneecap and found that the the nook on the outer left knee was tender to the touch (but not swollen). I iced it but after several hours, there was a dull pain there (and it could be felt very obviously when I walked)
I had achy pains (not sharp stabs) in the same area a year back when I trained for the full marathon. I have never experienced it at this acute level so suddenly before.