New around here, so hope this is the right place.
Just started getting into cycling last month and have encountered my first potential injury. Been a pretty low mileage rider so far (max ride of ~25 miles) just whenever I have some time. Last weekend, I was out for a ride and early on as I hit the main road I got up to speed really quickly (more so that I usually would) and something happened with my right knee. It was painful and I considered stopping, but I just pulled off to a side road and lightly cruised for a bit and the pain relatively quickly went away. Could still feel something not quite right, but was easily able to finish the ride as planned.
It was the first time I had my new pedals/shoes on (previously was wearing just sneakers with flat pedals), not sure this is relevant (but fyi). No idea if location of the cleats on the shoes could impact something like this or not.
No issues walking, running, or even notice it any other time.
Took the week off, but when I hopped back on today there definitely was still some lingering issues. It's on the top-inside part of the right knee. It is more of a discomfort than a pain. I don't notice anything when I'm taking it easy, but when I'm trying to get up a lot of speed it is very noticeable. Climbing inclines is somewhere in between the two. Also when I'm stopped, if I let the leg extend fully to the ground it feels fine, but if I have it up in the pedal ready to push off there is discomfort.
Any helpful thoughts? Understanding this is an Internet forum and not my doctor