I'm reaching out for some ideas as to why I'm having issues with my knees.
I'm 22yo and have only recently started road cycling 'seriously'. I try to ride ~30/40mi on Wednesdays and ~60/70 over the weekend, slowly building up on distances.
After about 10mi, my right knee starts feeling a little strange. The only way I can describe it is as if it's being filled with jelly or something of a similar density. I think it swells a tiny bit but nothing that you can really notice.
If I sit down after some miles (e.g. for lunch after 35mi on Saturday) it feels fine UNTIL I stand up. I get a sharp pain mainly above my kneecap and a little below. Also, at work today after sitting down for 2hours, I stretched my leg and my knee kept cracking, 4 or 5 times until it stopped.
The right knee is worse than the left but I do sometimes get the same pain in my left. I'm stretching 3 times a day and eating well.
Has anyone had something like this before? Thoughts?