I booked an Ortho for an appointment next week.
I did some more research anyway, and considered other possible causes of the injury. In addition to front squats, I stupidly did very heavy sets of farmers walks that involved a 180 degree turn. I think the FW's are the more probable cause of my knee pain. I experience moderate pain while walking and turning, and only mild pain performing the squat motion.
This leads me to believe it's more likely a meniscus injury?
The swelling has significantly subsided, but there's still noticeable redness along the joint line below the kneecap. I have full range of motion in both legs, and my knee doesn't 'give out' or lock up (although I haven't walked for longer than 20 minutes on it). However, despite being completely inactive for the past week, my quads and calfs feel quite sore. Any idea why this could happen?