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Ouch, knee pain. (longish)(4 posts)

Ouch, knee pain. (longish)Psychler
Jun 9, 2003 8:24 AM
Brief hx. Fractured right femur in mtb accident 6 yrs ago, plate attached to right femur...Knee has never been the same. Ortho says that in part the surgery cut through the muscle, thus caused the knee to track differently.
Lately the right knee hurts...ortho spoke some mumbo jumbo about arthroscopic surgery (I told him "no dice...got a season of riding"...he ok'd it.
So, he pushed in back of the knee, in the crease...this was painful...said this comfirmed his opinion of a future need to "re-arrange some stuff".
1. Any idea of what he is talking about? ( I have made another appt.)
2. I use Speedplays...I seem to have a neutral knee position, but at times I like the way it feels when I pull my knees in towards the top tube...any thoughts?
3. Any feedback from fellow knee sufferers? Ibruprofin?
re: Ouch, knee pain. (longish)FTMD
Jun 9, 2003 10:17 AM
Wow, you've got a lot going on there. I won't even touch it. But, I will tell you that after 6 beers last Saturday night, I cornered a PT and talked w/her for an hour about knees and cycling. Her general mantra was "ice, ice and more ice."

I think a px for Vioxx would help, but some people don't like to go down that path.

Sorry I can't be of any more help.
Had a similar knee pain from imbalance.niteschaos
Jun 9, 2003 12:30 PM
When I rowed in college I let my leg muscles become unbalanced and it made my knee-caps track to the side and they inflamed the whole damn works. It seems that the surjery caused your imbalance. All I can think of is what helped me, stretching. Read up on it (you know...like it shouldn't hurt...slight pulling sensation...etc). It took physical therapy under the supervision of a MD to get me back to 100%, but in the meantime stretching took alot of stress off my knees caused by the uneven pull on my leg muscles. And the post about 6 beers couldn't hurt either.
Can cycling cause unbalanced muscle development?SeeWillieRide
Jun 9, 2003 8:28 PM
Can cycling cause unbalanced muscle development? Took up cycling b/c of chondromalacia from sports and running, but have encountered similar knee pain after riding. Can't quite figure it out. And where did you read about stretching?