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Other Stressed Knee

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    Suffering from some serious knee pain the last month. Have reduced my riding to the bare minimum, consulted a doc and stayed off the bike for a good two and half weeks.

    Result after 1 hour riding yesterday: back to where I was before. Can barely get up from a chair. Can walk perfectly fine. But bending or stressing the knee is a no go.

    Made an appointment with a fysiotherapist next week. Hopefully he knows more whats going on. But I fear Ill be off the bike for quite a while.

    Time to swim? :)
     
  2. Orione532

    Orione532 Senior Member

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    I feel sorry for you man!
    it seems time to swim ;)
     
  3. Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen Senior Member

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    Sounds like something inflammatory related. I'll bet a tenner that the physio says 'rest for x days and you'll be fine'.
     
  4. arthur666

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    Sorry to hear it Bram.
    I ice my knees when they bother me, ibuprofen.
    When you get back to riding, get that seat position checked out!

    Knees are complicated things. I had a pain last week that was unnoticeable on the bike but when I got off, walking hurt like heck. Iced it as much as I could, ran 2 days later and it felt fine. :confused: A mysterious joint.
     
  5. Bram

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    I am not sure if it's cycling related. Have hardly been on the bike this winter compared to previous year.

    Been to the doctor last week who pulled out a diagnosis out of his hat without even checking the knee lol. Not going to bother with that anymore. Tomorrow an appointment with the physiotherapist, hopefully i know more then.
     
  6. NoobOnTour

    NoobOnTour Well-Known Member

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    get well soon! we could drive the support car for the others... :D
     
  7. dazzyb2k3

    dazzyb2k3 Senior Member

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    Get well soon Bram!

    In the past I was crocked for almost a year with a bad knee - the key is to treat it early (which I didn't). Assuming there's nothing 'clinically' wrong then cycling related knee problems are nearly always biomechanical - ITB/muscle tightness or imbalance, foot/hip/knee alignment etc.

    Lots of rest, stretching, stretching, stretching and PROPER physio are your best bet. In the meantime check cleat positions, saddle height and bar reach.
     
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  8. Bram

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    Well i just got back from the physio and it's exactly as you say @dazzyb2k3. Muscles are really tight and are sticking to the bone so to say. With lots of stretching and rest it should go away. New physio appointment next week.
     
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  9. arthur666

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    Glad you got it figured out. The older we get, the more we must stretch, right? I'm taking up yoga. I mean it.
     
  10. dazzyb2k3

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    Glad it's nothing more serious Bram. Knees are very fragile - only takes a tight muscle on one side to pull them out of centre - add a couple of thousand pedal strokes on top and its a whole lot of pain!

    Arthur is right, muscles get less elastic as you age meaning stretching becomes more important with each passing year.

    Get yourself a good sports massage (the kind that makes you cry :p) then buy a foam roller and roll those muscles and ligaments everyday. Using the roller will hurt like hell for a few days until all the muscles get loosened up. If I go more than 3 or 4 days without rolling I can feel the tugging in my knee.
     
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  11. Bram

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    Sport is healthy uh? :)
     
  12. Bram

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    First sign of improvement today after days of extensive stretching like the physio and you guys ordered. Thanks :)
     
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  13. Bram

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    More signs of improvements. Got some frictioning techniques from the physio that are helping me a lot. 90% there!
     
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  14. Jan Larsen

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    Knees are really the worst kind of injury you can have as a cyclist. Best of luck there mate :)
     
  15. Bram

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    First rides made already. Keeping it short and slow for now :)
     
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