I think you guys jinxed me when you told me not to injure myself.
I went to the doctor today. She asked me a lot of questions about how and where it hurt. (Why does it never hurt that much in the doctor's office?) And she moved it around. She said there was not any complete ligament tears since my knee was "intact." And there was no catching or clicking either. She put me on some prescription-strength anti-inflammatory pain medication and sent me for an x-ray. If the pain doesn't subside in a week she'll order an MRI.
So, I'm grateful that I don't have major ligament damage. We'll have to wait and see what else might be the problem. This is so strange--it came out of the blue, and I'm having trouble trying to pinpoint the cause.
R.I.P. 2LT Michael E. McGahan 1985-2010
"It's time to be immortal 'cause heroes never die!"