So I started biking again after so many years of physical inactivity. I started on October 7, and I tried to go a few times a day, for half an hour every time on a slow pace. My average speed is in the order of 7-9 mph. However, I started to have pain in my left knee, in a spot diagonally lower than the knee itself and to the outside. The pain happens especially when I raise my leg (similar to the activity of pedaling). I am having nightmares about this, since every time I tried to do any kind of brisk walking in the past, I ended up stopping because of the dreaded shin splint. I put ice on my knee after each time I ride the bike, and now I have it wrapped with a sport tape which helps some.
I will probably have to go see an orthopedic doctor, but I wanted to get your reaction folks. Have you had any such pains? How did you have it managed? I pray that this would not be the end of my extremely short cycling activity since I have become really fond of this activity. Thanks.