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knee pain

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by alecstilleyedye, 1 Oct 2007.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    was left in agony on the last five miles of a 45 mile club run. inside of knee was very painful whenever going uphill and subsequently going up/down stairs.

    is still there, but much less painful. anyone know what the problem might be and how i can get rid of it?
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    go to a physio. doctors do bugger all. Only advantage in going to a doctor is to avoid paying physio fees, but you do have to wait.
     
  3. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    It may be down to incorrect saddle height/position?
     
  4. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i wondered that, but as i hadn't changed seat position, pedals, shoes or anything like that i don't think it's likely to be the case.

    bonj's advice sounds useful :biggrin:
     
  5. littlered

    littlered New Member

    Have you tried resting it?
     
  6. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    other than a gentle walk yesterday and an equally gentle 5 mile commute this morning, i've kept it fairly rested. feels better now, and if it's ok for the return leg (which is uphill) i'll probably leave it at that, unless it happens again too soon.
     
  7. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    I agree with bonj...doctors will just recommend pain killers, and you will have to wait several weeks for a physio through the NHS. I have at present got knee pain, and have had it for 3 months now. It's getting better now, but i think you might of pulled a ligament or two.
    Best course of action is not to do any cycling, especially if you feel pain while doing it. Walking does no harm as long as you wear comfortable shoes (trainers). Take pills such as glucosmine with chondroitin and celadrin. I've been taking celadrin for about a week and the pain has reduced a lot. Not a 100% but i when i will be i will be back on that bike in a flash. Best thing to do is not to aggravate the knee(s) you'll do long term damage if you do.
     
  8. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    it feels fine now. not so much of a twinge, even though my commute was uphill and into the wind all the way home. next hint of it and i will try the celadrin stuff and get on the list for a physio.

    thanks peeps.
     
  9. Hugo15

    Hugo15 Über Member

    Location:
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Lots of people recommend a little book called Treat your own Knees by Jim Johnson. I recently got a copy from WH Smiths via the net (Amazon price is +£60 for a £9 book!?).

    http://www.whsmith.co.uk/whs/go.asp?ISBN=0897934229&DB=220&Menu=Books

    Right off to do my exercises now.
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Have you got tendonitis? Does your knee creak like a strap of leather? Does it look slightly swollen compared to the good knee?
     
  11. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    no, fortunately ;)
     
  12. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Good. I had it. It's not nice.
     
  13. OP
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    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member