May 15, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
I've been training for a half marathon that takes place in 2 weeks for the past 5 months. For the past month when i've had two episodes of lateral knee pain, pretty much over the lateral joint line and over the peroneal and lateral head of the gastroc. Initially the pain was after running lasting a few days, i took 2 weeks off from running and the pain went and i managed 3 separate runs of 5 miles with no problem, but today i went for a 10 mile run and had to stop after 4 miles with the same pain, but this time actually during the run. Its now painful walking and feels stiff, especially weight-bearing through the knee, flexion and walking down stairs. Im regularly icing it, but obviously with the half marathon 2 weeks away i need to make a decision whether to run or not. Im considering getting a diagnostic ultrasound scan done to rule out a lateral meniscal tear, anyone know the efficacy of this, or any recommendations for training over the next two weeks?