I started running about four months ago after many many years of relative inactivity. Two or three weeks in to my running routine, I developed bi-lateral knee pain in both knees. My symptoms included severe shocks of pain to the bi-lateral knee area when I breathed in deeply. The pain was often worse while in bed, and it would sometimes keep me up.
Now, the bi-lateral knee pain is gone, but now I have developed ankle pain (about a month ago), especially my right one. I'm pretty sure I have strained my Achilles Tendon from running, and my ankle joints are painful as well. Like the bi-lateral knee pain, my ankle pain seems to be worse over the night and early in the morning as I wake up. And also like my knee pain, I suffer a momentary shock of pain from breathing in deeply (like when I yawn or just when I catch my breath or whatever). This is also worse late at night and in the early morning when I'm in bed. It often will wake me up.
I've gone to the doctor and am seeing a physical therapist for my ankle, but both the doctor and the physical therapist have know idea what to say about my ankle pain when I'm breathing.
Has anyone experienced this or known anyone who has experienced this? Any ideas as to what it could be?