I read the knee rehab article hoping that it would address some other types of knee pain. It focused on pain felt above the knee...how about those of us that have pain below the knee?
I find that when squatting or walking UP hill, I'm fine all day long. After walking a significant distance downhill (or down stairs) I get a horrible pain on the outside of my knee and slightly to the side & below my knee cap.
Today I hiked a volcano in Mexico (Uruapan). Total distance of maybe 10 miles. As I returned to the base of the volcano my knees started hurting. By the end of the hike out, I could barely walk. Once back to the city of Uruapan, it was all I could do to climb the one flight of stairs to my room.
Is something really messed up or is the root cause doing too much at once? I usually don't hike such long distances.