Knee Pain...Not sure what it is. Jim 3/20/03 9:27:40 AM ET
Started developing pain in my knee on the outside below the kneecap (That soft spot just below the Patella). On long runs its noticeable for approx. 7 miles but then disappears. When I flex my knee or squat it will crack/pop but not painful.
From my research it looks like that is the area occupied by the meniscus but I not a physician.
Any thoughts/suggestions ? I just completed my first marathon and want to get ready for another. I have been running for 3 years and had a base of 20 to 30 pre-marathon training and went up tp 40 during marathon training. I have an appointment with an Ortho but of course, I have to wait 4 weeks to get in to see him.