On day 4 (ie. fairly exhausted) of a mountain bike trip to Colorado, I injured my knee. I was stopped, dropper seat in lowest position, I thought I was in the easiest gear but I was in a middle gear. When I started pedaling, there was immediate pain above the knee cap. The pain was mild enough to get back to trail head.
Researching this, seems like it could be tendonitis in either the quad or patella tendons. It only hurts when biking, not walking, getting up from seated position, etc.
After 2 weeks, I went on a leisurely ride on flat streets and in a few minutes the pain began with every pedal stroke. Waited another 1.5 weeks (today) and pain started within a few minutes.
Anyone else experience this or have tips to speed up recovery? I've been icing and using a knee sleeve/compress.