Knee pain

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by gazza81, 11 May 2019.

  1. gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Last 2 rides ive done ive been getting knee pain from around 20 miles in, last week i finished the 40 miles i had planned but couldn't walk all weekend.

    Currently im at the side of the rd 30 miles in waiting for the mrs to pick me up.

    Another weekend not being able to walk!

    It starts gradually and gets worse over time, seems to be more then spinning up hill, not so bad standing up.

    It starts like a cramping feeling at the top of my calf, back of my knee.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Back of the knee can sometimes be saddle too high??
     
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Are you using cleats?
    Is your saddle at the correct height?
    Knee pain can be caused by a good few variables.
     
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  4. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    As Mo said, pain at the back of your knee is quite commonly your saddle being too high. I'd look at that first. I'd look also at cleat set up, whether you have enough float.
     
  5. OP
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Sorry should have said, i use flat pedals and trainers

    Ive had a bike fit but have since played with the bars height , i raised them up.

    Maybe try lowering saddle slightly
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Get back in touch with the bike fitter (is s/he a physio orva bike shop fitter?)...get reassessed either way

    Does it only hurt cycling? Ice it after stretching it when you get home
     
  7. OP
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    It was a bike shop fit
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Hmm that's a shame. Although if experienced, the fitter should have a thorough understanding of what causes kneepain on the bike (at least in the healthy knee)
     
  9. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    If you only get this cycling it's bike setup
     
  10. OP
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Yep only cycling, otherwise healthy knees
    Its lasts a couple days then goes

    Last week it felt like it started in my calf and worked its way ul to my knee
     
  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Calf strain?
     
  12. OP
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    I dont think so, this week was just behind the knee not in the calf at all.
    Its when im in a high gear and spinning up hills but once it starts it just gets worse and worse, luckily as i stoped and got picked up its fine now
    Ive lowered my seat by 5mm so guess i will see how that goes
     
  13. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Any tenderness behind the knee now. If so, you might have inflamed something. You have some hamstring insertion points behind the knee and the poplietus muscles and tendons. If there is you probably shouldn't ride until that's gone.
     
  14. OP
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    No its not tender now, i can feel it going up and down the stairs but its its nothing like last week.
    But thats because i didnt try and push through this time.
     
  15. stalagmike

    stalagmike Enormous member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    I'm not a physio or anything but I'd say if you can't walk after riding then I would certainly think about giving it a rest for at least a couple of weeks. You've probably strained something and it just needs time to heal.
     
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