Outer thigh n shin n knee pain

Patient : Hi im a runner and ahve had some niggles with left knee for yrs bur 4 wks ago walked down a step and fely excuriating pain in outer thigh n knee i cudnt walk n it became swoll i went to a n e n was given co codomol n crutches it took 3 wks to straighten knee n have been swimming n deep water awlking to mobilise knee i got appointment with physio on fri n waiting for one from orthapidic specialist no one has yet told me wats wrong .. i started to walk more or less normal last few days n pain only on morning n night combined with burning today my shin n lower outer shin feels like its breaking pain so bad pain killers dont work n cant walk im getting so down as not used to being so immobile wat am i doing wrong n wat can i do to ease it
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