On my 8 week, 28 min run my right knee had been a bit painful with a sharpish pain on the kneecap so I took it steady and ran on grass. A few twinges at the start but it felt better the rest of the day than it did before the run so I was really pleased.
However, that night when I did the NHS knee strengthening exercises that I had started the day before (http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/knee-exercises.aspx) my other knee made crackling sounds as I bent it and felt a little bit tender (it had been more or less fine).
I did the exercises again the next day and it hurt a little more.
So I'm looking for tips on what to do, it looks like those exercises are causing pain in my left knee now - should I stop them and take the running back a stage? Or do I need to do them more gently to strengthen?
I'm using ice and ibuprofen today and considering a shorter run on grass tomorrow - should I?
I've reached the addicted stage, and want to give this the best chance 😀