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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Hugo15, 4 Oct 2007.

  1. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Been struggling with my knee for weeks now. Kneecap is not tracking properly. Been to see a physio and have been doing the exercises but it has flared up again. Physio has recommended no cycling for 2 weeks to let it rest while I build my quad muscles up :biggrin:
     
  2. ...nothing lasts forever...not even your troubles... but it was nice out riding this evening Hugo - my sympathies. And.Looking forward to an extra dynamic posting session from you. Failing that, you could take bonj on at something or other...:biggrin:
     
  3. I had a similar diagnoses, although I'm off the road bike the physio said light commuting was OK (I only commute 3.5 to 5 miles). She wants me to back out on the road bike on Sunday, I can't wait. PS I'm off for a bike fit tomorrow too.
     
  4. OP
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    Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    I only did 14 miles today as the weather was great but my knee was not right. It's not like it is very painful, just a bit of a niggle while I am on the bike but it stiffens up afterwards. Hopefully the rest and exercises will sort it out.
     
  5. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Fizzyos, pah what do they know. Ride through it, it'll be fine.

    I am typing this really fast as my wife is coming up in a minute with my nice milky drink, and she will bloody well kill me if she sees I have written this, she's a physio:biggrin:

    Seriously though, do as the fizzyo suggests, they usually get it more right than most GPs, oh hello dear...................................
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I'm no expert Hugo - but try this....

    If your knee aint TOO painfull push the kneecap to the side and 'feel' the groove...

    I've had this in the past..and after readng up on it reckoned on the vibe on the hamstrings being TOO tight so stretched them lots yet DONT FORGET TO MASSAGE THE MUSCLE/s TOO ! = Calf, Tibialis (muscle on front of lower leg), Hamstring and Quadsricep - luv that leg man, put real effort and emotion into it: IT puts everything into your cycling...and whatever you do when not sitting on your ASS !

    Move you hands = fingers (both hands) to be exact, in a sweeping motion towards the heart, on each muscle.

    Treat those muscles like babies...

    Care and appreciate them: what do they do for you ??????????

    :biggrin:

     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    condolences. my knee had a iffy moment at the weekend and the thought of being unable to cycle for any length of time was terrifying!
     
  8. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Understand your problem, as I have had same improperly-tracking kneecaps for some time. Flared up about 6 months ago, when I started a BMF fitness class and running did for it. Sore, init ??? and very frustrating :biggrin:

    Fortunately, I could still ride and have had good results from the physio. I can do over 5 mins on the treadmill now, with minimal pain. :sad:

    It's been a long, frustrating journey but if I can run, jump etc at the end of it all, I might consider it to be worthwhile. We'll see....

    I reckon fizzyos these days are pretty good, as they tend to make you do the exercises, rather than massage/manipulate things for you. That way, you have the knowledge to prevent re-occurence and can, to a certain extent, recuperate at your own pace: the more you exercise, the faster you heal - but within reason !!! I tried going hard at the exercises and overdid it, so had to back off. :biggrin::biggrin:!

    Meanwhile, pull up your chair, warm up your fingers and we'll look forward to hearing lots from you about life, the universe and ..... :biggrin:

    My sympathies too. :smile: