|What is kneecap pain a typical indicator of?||dawgcatchr|
Jun 22, 2003 10:58 PM
|Hi. I have had knee pain for the better part of 2 months now. It has now migrated to my kneecap area. The pain showed up on my ride today, spinning on the flats at about 19mph. I only get pain on my road bike, only in one knee.
What is kneecap pain typically a symptom of? Saddle height too high or low? Cleat position fore or aft? Something else? I have scheduled a visit to the best bike fit guy in our region, but that visit is still 17 days away-I would like to ride at least somewhat between now and then. Any ideas on what might be causing this pain?
|This should help....||coonass|
Jun 23, 2003 4:36 AM
I don't know if it's meaningful, but I have been taking a Joint protection product (Glucosamine Sulfate, Chonodrotin, etc.: "Joint Synergy" by MRM) for the last 15 years and I haven't had any knee problems. Are you spinning too slow (<85rpm)?
|This should help....||dawgcatchr|
Jun 23, 2003 6:51 AM
|I usually spin at 102-108 rpm. There is very little stress on my knee, so I can't understand why it always hurts.|
|This should help.....||coonass|
Jun 23, 2003 12:25 PM
|Have you experimented and adjusted the height of your saddle, or maybe you're pushing too big of a gear at that rpm? I would ask around and find out if there is a recommended Sport's Therapist in your area.....here is another site that really 'overloads' with information, but I think a good ST, along with some x-rays are closer to identifying the source if you've tried all of the layman's remedies.|
|Is your seat level?||GeoCyclist|
Jun 23, 2003 5:12 PM
|If you are sliding off the front of your seat, due to forwarding slope, you will put pressure on your shoulders and knees.|
|Knee cap not tracking correctly....||Lone Gunman|
Jun 23, 2003 6:36 PM
|One set of muscles,usually the inside of the cap are weaker than the outside lower quad muscle, cap tracks incorrectly and develops sort of tendonitis/inflamation. Probably notice the pain walking up steps(alot of steps) or tightness around the cap. Remedy is rest, anti inflamatories, and strengthen the muscles by doing the forward extensions on a nautilus machine. Just a thought, see a PT for a definitive diagnosis. I have heard the condition described as "spring knee" pain sort of "stings", doing too much early in the season and the inflamation doesn't go away.|| |