I started a walk to run program this Monday. I started with a 5 minute, then I picked up the pace and walked another 5 minutes, then jogged 2 minutes. My right knee swelled the next day & was stiff. Certain ways I turn on my knee sent a shooting pain up my leg. This is not the first time I've felt the stiffness in my knee, it seems every time I do any type of workout like running or jump rope, any thing with a pounding motion on my knees. My right knee gets stiff & swollen for days.
Is there something I can do to reduce the feeling in my knee or is this swelling & stiffness due to my body getting used to my new found running? I don't want to stop running after just one try. Am I causing joint damage? I have no clue...? Anyone else have this issue?