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Need advice on knee pain...(2 posts)

Need advice on knee pain...Hans1
Nov 15, 2001 9:08 AM
Here's the story: I trained hard last winter had a good season of racing, slowed down in September, and did little riding in October. Now when I ride my left knee is giving me some pain. It might not even be the knee. It's on the inside of my knee right where the big inside thigh muscle (sorry don't know the name) meets the bone. I am slowly starting to ride again and I notice that it is less painful if I pull through strongly, rather than push down quite as hard. It's great for a smooth spin but I still get the pain if I am standing on a hill. Hammering is out of the question, so I have been staying away from group rides. When I sit at my desk and type this, I don't feel any pain and only sometimes, if I climb funny up a flight of stairs will I feel it. Does anybody know what this could be? Any exercises I should be doing to prevent it?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
I'm no doc...gtx
Nov 15, 2001 11:05 AM
and you might want to consult a doc or at least a PT on this, but it sounds to me like you need to do some stretching. This book seems to have solved my knee problem(s). Conventional stretching never really did it for me--often it made me feel worse, in fact. This method, which seems to be catching on, really did wonders for me. Good luck.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812926234