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help...left-sided sciatica after 20 miles every time...(5 posts)

help...left-sided sciatica after 20 miles every time...jefe
Jul 22, 2002 7:31 PM
i'm having left-sided sciatica after 20 miles almost every ride. pain goes from si joint to l knee. i have been professionally fitted.

thanks for the advice.
re: help...left-sided sciatica after 20 miles every time...zray61
Jul 22, 2002 7:59 PM
There is a site you might want to look at;
www.seatwright.com
The inventor's idea is the all humans are structurely out of balance at their pelvic area which can effect the rest of their body. He has shims for shoes, a set of gloves in which one hand is padded more than the other. And a saddle that is elevated 3/8 of an inch more on one side that the other.
I use the gloves and a shim in my right shoe. They haven't hurt me. But I am not qualified to assess physical problems. You might want to look at the site yourself.
Best of luck and keep us posted.
possible leg length discrepency?rufus
Jul 23, 2002 7:21 AM
most people have one leg that is longer than the other. in your case, this difference may be enough to cause you difficulty. or it could be a herniatd disc. perhaps you should see an orthopedic doctor and be checked out.
re: help...left-sided sciatica after 20 miles every time...sprockets2
Jul 23, 2002 8:19 AM
I was having this earlier this year, oddly. It may be that these are unrelated, but just in case...I solved it by moving my cleat back just a little, and doing a lot of leg and hip stretching-think yoga. Good Luck.
Sciatica - is that an Italian Frame? -nmSnowBlind
Jul 23, 2002 10:18 AM