I went for a run last night. The run itself was unremarkable beyond its status as my first post-sick cardiovascular challenge. But I believe it clarified that the problem with my right knee is largely due to IT band issues.
The good news? I can fix it. No surgery, no doctors visits, just strengthening my tetchy flute muscle.
The bad news? It’s all on me. No external fixes. Just me. Just me and my sketchy history with strength training. Bah!