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Doing too much too soon, before your body has had the chance to adapt to the rigors of running is one of the biggest causes of running injuries. Running is evolutionary and you cannot rush the process to adapt. That being said, with any injury it is best to avoid running until your symptoms have completely resolved for a solid week. My running coach told me that injuries start out like a chip in your windshield, if you take the time to get it fixed now you may be able to avoid the windshield developing huge cracks which in turn means you will need a new windshield.
While runner's knee is very common, also know that the knee is the convergence of major muscles and connective tissues in the leg and this could be something you have not considered.
I wish you a SPEEDY recovery!
I recently ran 25 miles in one week. I felt really good and proud but I may have over done it. I have had pain in my knee mostly only when I run. I took a few days off and tried to run. Made it one mile before the pain set in. It hurt so bad it was all I could do to walk slowly home. I iced the knee and havent done any physical activity since then. I am dying to get back to any form of exercise but I dont want to actually injure my knee. I have not gone to a doctor to see what is wrong but after reading about runners knee in running world it sounds like this maybe my problem. Has anyone ever had this and how long did it take to heal?