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left knee pain diagnosis(4 posts)

left knee pain diagnosisdan K
Jan 21, 2004 1:24 PM
I switched to new pedals and have incurred some left knee pain. It's on the outside.

Can anyone tell me if this means my cleats are too far outward, inward... etc. Is there a rule of thumb (foot) that I can use to reference this discomfort?

It happened after my second ride on the new pedals, also my second ride of the season. Both cleats are set up the same fore/aft and laterally, as far as I can tell, but I know legs are different in the area of setup.
Maybe IT band??andy02
Jan 21, 2004 1:37 PM
Go to runners world and check under sports med the link to a few good knee site. It may save a trip to the doc if it isn't bad
Check the toe IN/OUT of your cleats...GeoCyclist
Jan 22, 2004 4:51 AM
I had the exact same problem last autumn after changing my cleats. I had my right cleat turned too far tow in. This caused me some real IB pain about 1 hour into my first ride, and I suffered through about six rides with the same problem. All the pain went away after I turned my cleat to slightly toe out. There was a really good article in Bicycling Mag (Oct or Nov) about this exact problem.

Ride On!
re: left knee pain diagnosisRobNZ
Jan 22, 2004 4:06 PM
I had a similar problem.

Between new pedals/cleats, a good bike fit (saddle and cleat adjustment) and some orthotic innersoles, the problem was cured.

I saw a bike fit expert, he adjusted things as best he could, then he suggested a podiatrist.
I was amazed how much difference raising and lowering the inside of the foot (arch) made to the whole geometry of the leg. I know have a 'straight' leg when i spin.