I think I sprained my left knee...at least, that's what I think has happened to me. I have been trying to run and get back into it after a 4 year hiatus and I've been taking it slow. A few weeks ago, my left knee started hurting when I was running hills. I took a week off and it seemed to heal itself.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Today, I hopped on a treadmill and mid stride felt a sharp pain and immediately stopped.
It's just a little puffy and really achy. I have full range of motion, but it feels really shakey.
Adonis keeps telling me to go to the doctor, but due to the wonderful webMD that I trust so much, it says that I likely have a mild sprain and I just need to rest it for 2-6 weeks (!) before I resume activity.
What does that mean? Can I do mild workouts still or do I need to just be resting it the whole time? I can't sit still and I was just starting to really get into running again.
Anyone have advice?