|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 kneeguru.co.uk 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
Mar 11, 2002 10:09 AM
|Do a web search on patellar tendonitis and learn about it. Ice it while elevating your knee.|| |