I was really having a pretty good mileage year up till 5 weeks ago. I was back up to 25 - 30 mile rides and starting to feel better on the climbs then on the flats. Then, I was derailed with pneumonia and have not been able to walk 25 ft the last 4 weeks without gasping for air and scheduling breathing treatments.
Well, night before last I crawled back on the bike and did a little over 4 miles and was pretty happy with my lungs, but noticed that my right knee was hurting the entire ride. When I got home I noticed that the muscle on each side of my knee cap was swollen. Since then it has remained swollen. I did nothing to aggravate it. My ride was very mild. I never cranked or stood. I am 50yr and 255#. I know that weight can be a factor, but I have weighed this much and more for ever. Maybe the combo of age and weight is catching up
From what I can tell this is "Water on the Knee". So we don't have to belabor it, I will see a Dr., but I want to know if others have had this and if there is any relief or therapy beyond draining?