I'm a 29 year old male 190 pounds. Recently lost 65 pounds in a 14 month period. I've been doing a lot of running the last several months. I've recently changed shoe's to a higher arch because i realize the last shoe's i had didn't fit my feet properly.. however because of the running i developed in my opinion runner's knee syndrome of the patella in the left knee. Slight pain was felt below the knee cap.. I started doing straight leg lifts with my exercise and the pain went away. When I sit at my desk my leg is at an 90 degree angle and when extended it pops once. When i put my hand over my knee it almost feels like a grindy fluid substance that can be felt on top of the knee cap. However, I currently don't have any pain in the knee but it does feel weak from time to time. I believe as long as i still do leg lifts and excercise my thighs my knee will get better. I also just recovered from minor shin splints and currently carry a minor right hip pain. Any suggestions or diagnosis ? I can't stop running because i'm training for OCS army this year. Is my knee developing scar tissue most likely ? Does it sound like it is more serious than just recovering from runner's knee syndrome? Any suggested exercises ?
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