Back of knee tightness
I’m getting a ‘tight’ feeling in the back of my left knee and some stiffness. I’ve been off running for a couple of weeks, but did a sprint triathlon last night ending with a 5k run. The knee was Ok during the event having been thoroughly ‘warmed up’ on the bike leg. However this morning the tightness is back and I feel that movement is restricted. There is no ‘bakers cyst’ size swelling but there is some sponginess in the back of the knee. It feels like the source of this is ‘deep’. I’ve been icing, but what could be the source of the damage and what sort of long term solutions exist?
By the way I’m 40-something and my knee is probably a prime candidate for over-use. It cracks eg when getting up from sitting and I’ve had patella pain from time to time, but this latest problem is different. I’m planning a visit to a clinic but would like to have some idea how bad this injury is. I can’t run or train at the moment and want to get back asap…..