Last tuesday I worked out in the AM and had a yoga class in the evening.
Current w/out is giant sets, back + legs or chest + legs, 22 - 28 sets with very little rest, followed by stairmaster 20 minutes as fast as I can climb and not pass out. Leg exercises are not heavy.
Yoga was Sun Salutation and triangle poses. At the end of the day I felt great.
At some point during the day. I did something to my left knee. At first I put it down as just a tweak like we all get from time to time, but it seems to be getting worse. When I go to a full squat position (ATG), pain starts about 6 inches above parallel, and I feel a pull that starts under where the quad ends just above the knee. It continues under the right (inner) side of the kneecap and down about 3 inches below it. The pain stays all the way down. Once I stand back up, it diminishes and goes away. This is irritating, but I can live with it.
The really bad part is it is stiff and painful when I first wake up, and also if I sit with my legs in one position for too long. After I walk around a while, it loosens up - I can even do a workout, although I have passed on direct leg work except SLDL (light and slow) since this appeared. So far treatment has been NSAIDS, rest, and some stretching. I cannot get as good a stretch on the hamstring on this side as I did before either.
If I can avoid the doc I would like to. Except for this, workouts are going great and (make fun if you like)the yoga kicks ass. No previous problems with the knees. Anyone got an idea what this is and how to make it go away?
I am making great progress and hoping this is just a bump in the road and not a detour.