I had to drive in to work this morning because of knee pain that started last week. I started feeling something weird in my right knee last week, kind of like a clicking while riding and having my knee in the upstroke, but thought nothing of it. Then that night, while I was in bed, I moved my leg and felt this sharp pain, so I bent my knee, trying to see if I could make it go away (probably a bad idea), but it got worse.
After that, whenever my knee is bent walking up and down the stairs, there's a sharp pain inside my knee. I don't think it's the knee cap, but some sort of ligament or tendon. No swelling, so hopefully it's not tendonitis.
I stayed off my bike all weekend and it seemed to be better Monday morning, so I rode in to work. Bad idea. The knee pain returned. Tried to ride it off on the way back, but that just made it worse so I had to get off and do the walk of shame =(
I'm not really sure how I injured myself. I've avoided mashing on the pedals and it seems to be more painful the higher my cadence. My knee feels fine when I walk. It just doesn't seem to like it when I bike. Maybe I need to raise my saddle, but I thought it was pretty high already. Has anyone gone through this? Is this a case of "ride it off?"