Brief description of my running background, i graduated C25K 1st July last year, joined a club and have ran 3 times a week since, weekly mileage is around 12 -13 miles a week but if doing a 10k event then a bit more.
Stupidly the beginning of the year i may have done a few too many miles and ended up with a sharp stabbing pain on the outside of my right knee. I rested for 4 days then tried another run but still hurt. Went to my doctor who referred me to an NHS Physiotherapist who i saw for the first time 2 weeks ago, he said he thought it was knee tendonitis and was not to run but do knee strengthening exercises and when i went back to him yesterday i could more than likely start back slowly.
I went yesterday and he told me that i am not to run for another 3 weeks but he didn't even look at my knee.
While i understand that i have to let the injury heal why did he say on my first visit i could start again this week and is it normal practise that he did not check the knee and area surrounding it.
I have worked so hard to get to where i am and i am worried that i lose all fitness and will have to start back on C25k again. I am using my exercise bike 2-3 times a week to try and keep some fitness and doing Piyo which is strength based, walking and my knee exercises.
Any advice greatly appreciated.