New Shoes - bad knee

Patient

Q: Hello
Thank you for taking my question.
I've been runinng for about a year, did two halfs and then the Detroit Marathon.
I bought a new pair of shoes on Dec 30 and have run about 70 miles in them so far. But now I have pain in my left knee, gets worse when I walk down stairs and after I've been sitting for a while. Sounds like Runners Knee. I tried runing this morning but only made it down the block before the pain so so bad I had to walk home.
I've run a few more miles than I normally do, 30 mpw instead of 25. But I'm convinced it's the new shoes that hurt my knee.
What can I do to get back to running? Exercises? Motrin? How long should I wait?

Thank you

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