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'Spinner's Knee'(3 posts)

'Spinner's Knee'scottfree
Apr 10, 2002 5:34 AM
OK, so after 3 decades of happy mashing with only occasional knee twinges, I figure, man, I'm gettin older and the knees are gonna go if I keep this up, besides I want to look all stylish & supplesse like the young spinners out there ...

.. So I spend the winter doing ILT on the trainer and lo and behold the nickle drops and I find myself spinning full circles, scraping mud at the bottom of the stroke etc ...

... and last week the weather breaks in Kentucky and my job lets up, and I finally get back on the road ...

... and after one week and a hundred-some miles, spinning my ass off, both knees are sore as boils.

Bike setup unchanged. No sudden onset of pain, nothing sharp or pinpointable. Just a general dull ache in both knees that evolved over the week. What gives?
You might consider glucosamine supplementation.brider
Apr 10, 2002 6:40 AM
1500 mg (taken as two 750 mg doses) a day. Doesn't matter whether its sulfate or hydrochloride form. And don't bother with chondroitin -- doesn't survive digestion.
re: 'Spinner's Knee'Chen2
Apr 10, 2002 11:00 AM
Speedplay pedals really are better for knees. As for glucosamine, my doctor told me to save my money 'cause it won't help me, but I've been taking it anyway and my knees do feel better. That could be a coincidence but I'm not going to quit taking it now. I take a 1500 mg powder called GS 1500 that is suppose to get into the system quicker and more than tablets or capsules.