Training & Nutrition - knee pain
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03-31-10, 07:20 AM
Not sure if this is the right forum or not.
I rode all last summer with my bike adjusted the way it is. I then rode my winter beater, which was adjust much lower to have the ability to put my feet down easier. Now that I'm back on my summer bike, I'm getting knee pain. I don't ride that far yet, waiting on a little warmer weather.
It doesn't seem to be getting worse, but I don't have a clue what I should try to fix it.
It's on the front of my right knee (which had problems in the past, torn cartilage or something). Maybe some kind of stretched or other exercises would help? Or should I tinker with the adjustment on my bike.
03-31-10, 08:03 AM
i had a slight discomfort in the back of my knee couple of weeks ago which confused me because that indicated saddle too high but i knew i had it too low because i had lowered it. so just to tinker i raised it 3 mm which is tiny. last weekend i rode it with the new height and no pain or irritation whatsoever. Sometimes these aches and pains seem to appear out of nowhere. i had been riding pain free for quite a while after previous tinkering. i guess as we come out of winter inactivity these little niggles appear.
03-31-10, 08:09 AM
Fix the saddle height on your winter bike. Pain on the front of the knee is a classic symptom of having the saddle too low.
03-31-10, 09:16 AM
Hmm.. so having the saddle to low on my winter bike could cause issues when I transition to my summer bike? That's what it seemed, but it didn't really make any sense to me.
Although I'm thinking about getting a non-suspension set post for my bike. Now that I went from a regular post back to a suspension post, I feel like I'm bouncing a lot more. I don't know if that could contribute or not.
04-05-10, 09:56 AM
Well, it seems to have gone away on its own for now. Must have been the transition..
04-12-10, 07:42 PM
Not uncommon when you just start riding again after a winter layoff. Ride shorter distances, don't push a hard gear, don't ride fast, don't ride often, work into it usually takes care of it.
04-13-10, 03:57 AM
I had the same issue as you and I will not lower the seat on my winter bike again. For two weeks after bringing out the good bike I struggled with the same pain but in my left knee. I had to ice it after every ride and twice a day when not. It has finally stopped being an issue but I won't go through that again.
04-13-10, 07:04 AM
Hmm.. now I need to figure out how to reconcile the need to be able to put my foot down to avoid a fall with my seat height. Or just deal with it for a few weeks in the spring.
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