Well, as promised, after the marathon I went to the doc's to get myself checked out and yesterday got my x-ray results back. Was hoping for something 'fixable' but apparently I now officially have osteoarthrosis in my right kneee causing the pain and swelling. Suspected it would be but very depressing all the same and, this is the killer, I'm only 43 so all you young pups out there beware!
Doc reckons it's not directly related to my many years of running and in fact my general levels of fitness may help manage the situation to a degree but it's probably caused due to the knee arthroscopy I had as a result of a football injury in my early 20's. He's now advised that at some stage I will require a replacement so need to weigh up how much exercise I can get away with against any potential damage.
Still not quite sunk in that I may not be able to do what I used to be able to do or has given me so much over the years.
Anyone got an tips or useful websites they can share?