Well, for the past month, I've been able to run a total of three times. All three ending in having to stop and walk back due to injury. So back to the orthopedic I went. I really trust my ortho and always try to give him as much info as possible so he can be as thorough and accurate as possible.
My latest injury is due to compensatory changes in my mechanics because of past injuries that I didn't allow to heal completely. My LEFT knee now has been giving me (debilitating) pain about two to three miles into a run. The pain has been so bad (and progressively getting worse) that I've only been able to walk/hobble back to the car to go home and lick my wounds.
The outside (lateral side) of my left knee is where the pain has been and initially I thought I might be developing the very common ITB issues that so many people encounter. Thanks to another MRI, my Dr found that it's actually a tear in my LCL that is causing it. It makes me wonder how many people are so casually (mis?)diagnosed with ITB because the symptoms are so similar.
Prognosis and prescription? Not one, not two, but THREE months off from running and hard biking! :-(