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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Sanny, 29 Jun 2008.

  1. Sanny

    Sanny New Member

    Location:
    Carnoustie
    Hello all
    Seeing that I have joined the forum I thought i would say Hello, I have been cycling to work a few days a week for the last year and decide to up it to 4 days 3 weeks ago, but my left knee is giving me some pain now so i think it will be back to 2 days.:tongue:
    It is hard work as its a 11+ miles there and the same back:blush:, its mostly cycle paths, start off by cycling alongside a golf course then onto a cycle path next to a military camp and then by the River Tay most of the rest off the way. Scenery and wildlife is great to see:smile: I see a Stag most morning in the same place all the time.lol
    Well good to meet you all
    I'm off to browse the forum:smile:
    Sandy
     
  2. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Hello Sanny and welcome!
    Sounds like you have a wonderful commute and as for the dodgy knee, tell us a bit more about you, your bike and its set-up and we may be able to come up with some suggestions.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Welcome to the forum Sanny, hope the knee gets better but as Betty Swollocks said, tell us some more about it and MAYBE we can help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. inspiration_is_cultivated

    inspiration_is_cultivated New Member

    Location:
    Malta
  5. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Hi Sanny,

    Always good to see fresh faces!
    The knee pain could caused by a number of things to do with the set up of your bike and possibly even how your using the gears.

    Let us know what sort of bike you ride and someone will be along with all the links to info that you need to get the best and most comfortable ride from your bike.

    Keep at it, I wish I had a commute like yours!
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Sanny

    Sanny New Member

    Location:
    Carnoustie
    Thanks for the welcome:blush:
    First off:
    My bike is a Carrera Subway 2 had it for a few years now, great bike btw.
    Set up:
    Nothing other than Standard.
    Knee Pain:
    Got a Hard raised lump just under the knee cap(seems to be a little less raised today) and at the back of the knee I have light swelling:sad:, I should say its more of a dull pain than a sharp pain.
    Maybe a trip to see a physio is in order.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide
    Cheers
    Sandy
     
  7. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Have you ever taken a knock to the knee at all?
    I'd get thee to a physio.
    Is the pain a constant while riding or does is creep up after a time in the saddle?

    There are any number of things that can cause knee pain, ranging from how hard/fast you are peddling to even the distance between the pedals and the pedal arms, saddle hight etc.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Sanny

    Sanny New Member

    Location:
    Carnoustie
    Never had a knock to the knee that I can think of, tore ankle ligaments many times playing footie though thats why I gave up.lol
    I felt it just before the last cyle home and just thought I may have been overdoing it.
    I think I'll take a trip to a physio this week just to put my mind at ease(no point in going to the docs as they just look at you as if your stupid for not coming in with a life threatning injury.lol and to be refered to a physio by them will take about 6 years. haha)
    To be fairly honest on the bike set up I havent got a clue:wacko:. I have just set the seat height to a position that is comfortable then got on.
    Cheers again
    Sandy
     
  10. sheva

    sheva Well-Known Member

  11. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    sorry but a bad knee is obviously the price you have to pay for having such a wonderful commute. I'm jealous!

    If you can afford it see a physio. oh and hello to you

    andy
     
  12. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    Location:
    Chichester
    try looking up baker's cyst, it might be that, some runners get it.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Sanny

    Sanny New Member

    Location:
    Carnoustie
    Re Knee

    Well Peeps
    Went to the Doc's today after all, got the Knee checked out and I have no apparent damage to the knee, Cartilage is fine and I have full range of movement through the knee with no pain, seems that I may have been over doing it a wee bit:angry:
    So it looks like im going to go back to a few days a week again and try and build it up the distance.
    Well I never got a definite answer from the doc about the pain but at least there is nowt wrong with the knee:smile:
    Cheers again all
    Sandy
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ah housmaids knee - just like a ganglion (bible bump).

    I used to have one on my right wrist - my mum said what it was, had it confirmed by the doc.... it's a sack of fluid in the tendon sheath and can be painful.

    Reason for the 'bible bump' - whack it with a big bible and it bursts and goes down. I didn't quite do that - whacked my wrist on the table... gone.

    Came back a couple of times, but the same remedy cured it - never to be seen again..... don't know about knees though
     
  15. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Hi sanny, from a fellow Angus dweller. ;)

    P.S. If that's you in your avatar pic it looks as if the saddle is set a bit low...