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what can i do about knee pain...(4 posts)

what can i do about knee pain...chrisbaby
Mar 11, 2002 8:26 AM
Hi everyone, I was just about to begin my first really long ride of the season when I suddenly got a sharp pain right under the top part of my left kneecap as I pushed down on the pedal. It felt a little strange, but disappeared quickly with easy spinning. It came back again when I was standing on the pedals as we strarted to climb a small hill, and then went away again for the rest of the ride, despite some hard efforts. I rested yesterday and the pain came back last night and is with me this morning after a short ride into work. Stretching seems to alleviate the pain, but I am perplexed; I don't feel as though I am overtrained. Can anyone tell me what the problem migh t be? It is a sharp pain directly under the kneecap. Thanks in advance. P.S. would having my seat too low be causing this?
re: what can i do about knee pain...Paul
Mar 11, 2002 8:39 AM
there's a web site that might help you. If you're asking about your seat being too low, then this tells me you have a fit problem. Colorado cyclist has a "fit" link. Too low, and fore/aft seat positions could cause knee problems.
You said your first long ride, have you been doing any training on a stationary bike? Was your knee bothering you doing training?

I really suggest you take it easy, and rest your knee. Then spend some time figuring out how your bike fits you.

I have a female friend that pushed too hard early in the seson, and a year later she stills has problems due to not resting the knee. She is now scheduled for surgery. So take it easy!

P.S. I've done 1hr. rides all winter, no problem (nm)chrisbaby
Mar 11, 2002 8:45 AM
Patellar tendonitisJasonH
Mar 11, 2002 10:09 AM
Do a web search on patellar tendonitis and learn about it. Ice it while elevating your knee.