Question - Patella Problem (Running)

by Rob
(Ohio / North Carolina)

Run down of the scenario. I was increasing mileage by no more than 10% weekly, and was averaging around 35miles a week. The day before a long flight I tried a different calf exercise that really made my calves burn the next day. I think I did a short 3 miler on that same day.

Got on the airplane and ever since it's hurt around my kneecap and so forth to walk and run. I stopped running for the last week and a half, taking anti-inflammatory meds, ice and moist heat mix, with stretching 3x a day. The problem is not really getting better but I thought that it only took a few days for the discomfort to stop. Not sure what to do. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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