About four weeks ago, I caused a fair amount of trauma to my knee from playing frisbee. I took a bad move and felt something pop and I was in a lot of pain. For the first 2-3 days, I was limping and I could hardly bend my knee. It slowly got better in the next week or two but I still have a decent amount of pain when exercising. Being a cross country runner and since I injured the knee right before summer, I wasn't too worried about recovering since I wasn't in competition season. I didn't really start trying to recover until 7-10 days ago. I have been icing about 20 minutes 2-3 times a day and I am wearing a patella strap. I am still unable to fully bend my knee, and it still hurts when I run or I get up after sitting for a long time. I am beginning to get worried so do you think this is just a common case of runner's knee or something more serious? About how much longer should it take to recover?
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