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Articles on knee injuries and cycling position?(4 posts)

Articles on knee injuries and cycling position?rightsaidfred
Dec 31, 2002 12:25 PM
I have a friend who has had several knee surgeries. The doctor has told him to cycle or swim for exercise. He says he will do the cycling on a stationary bike (the gym type, not on a bike on rollers).

What are your thoughts and are there any articles on position of rider to reduce knee strain (for example, he asked me how far his leg should straighten, but I could not provide an answer)?
Another candidate for googlehrv
Dec 31, 2002 3:27 PM
Go into google.com and enter "cycling and knee pain".

Should have a few links that might help.

good luck,
hrv
Some helpful info..coonass
Dec 31, 2002 7:18 PM
Basic saddle positioning relative to correct knee positioning can be found at this website: Go to "D" @ http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/ General rule of thumb is: Raise your saddle if the knees are getting the 'pumped up' feeling and obviously feeling pain; lower the saddle if you are getting that 'egg' behind the knee feeling....the Colorado Cyclist site will help....also, the following site will give you an 'overload' of information regarding knee injuries...
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/kneeinjuriesanddisorders.html ....
Good luck on the knee recovery....and wishing you and your bud a very Happy & Healthier New Year !!
Basic Sport's Injuries infocoonass
Dec 31, 2002 7:43 PM
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sportsinjuries.html