I’m definately impressed that you listed the things that exactly hurt me lol
Which things in particular? Usually popping and clicking points to either a meniscus problem or REAL bad ITBS (ilio-tibial band friction syndrome) because the band is actually snapping over the tibia.
As mentioned above, if the injury is acute (can you remember a specific time/day/movement when it started?) then it could be a more serious issue (meniscus). Pain up and down stairs also points to a meniscus problem.
Right now you should ice as many times a day as you can, but especially after training. 20min on, 20min off, and repeat. NSAIDs before training are fine, but this is just a crutch…it won’t fix the problem.
Still need more specifics to give a real opinion…and this is an internet diagnosis, which = amazing
It’s actually not popping or anything now, it used to before but now it doesnt which is really strange…theres still quite a bit of pain when I walk soemtimes (i was on my feet/dancing all night cause it was prom) and when I dorsiflex…(put my feet up) I can definatly feel it. It’s only in my left leg. I think that maybe it’s overly tight or something?
I just walked up and down the stairs and I do have a pain poking me in that region of my leg. It also kinda hurts when I walk…it’s never ever been this bad before. It’s been going on for a while though (months) but very very acute before, and now it just kinda hurts like it’s kinda annoying and stuff you know.
If you think it’s better for me to go somewhere to get it checked out I definaetly will, would I go to orthopedics? what would you reccomend. I will NOT train my lower body next week (deloading is done)so I’ll just train bench and chin ups and stuff. If you could get back to me on this, it’d greatly help. and yeah I won’t train my lower body cause I definatly don’t want this getting worse. Thanks a lot FutureDoc, seriously appreciated for your time.