I'm seeing an orthopedist tomorrow but I would still like the opinions of runners who have experienced ITBS.
So here's the story...
I have been experiencing knee pain when I first start my runs( starting on a downhill) and walking down stairs for about 2 months. It always went away after no more than 1 minute into my run so I thought nothing of it.
This past Saturday, at about mile 5 of my 11 mile long run, I started to feel knee pain. It wasn't excruciating so I unfortunately decided to finish the run. 1 hour after finishing the run, my knee was extremely swollen. The next morning the swelling was even worse, the left knee was noticeably more puffy than the right knee. I rested it Sunday and Monday.
Right now, the swelling has gone down considerably. However there is still some swelling. It is at its worst walking up stairs.
**** Rather than severe pain, it just feels unstable. When I try and run, my knee buckles and it feels like it can't stabilize my stride...hope that makes sense.
What do you guys think?