Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Bikes: 07 Madone SL, 06 Madone 5.5 & 04 5500
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I think you have the follwoing issue:
Go to a Sport Massage Therapist and tell them to do muscle release session(s) for ITB Syndrome (Illio-Tibillial Band). A common (Hip/leg) not actually a knee problem, but will 99% of time feel like your knee is the culprit. You would swear you had a knee problem, but it's the ITB Band tightening up and pulling at the ligaments, etc... on the outer part of the knee joint... right at /in the joint area. Specilized pre and post ride stretching, sports massage, Ibuprofen and two to four weeks off the bike are the only way to heal properly. I am just recovering from this same injury. If you don't correct this and allow it to heal it will eventually cause real knee injury from you rknee not tracking properly. The hip, outer leg area laterally and outer knee area is all held in place by the IT Band. I'd almost bet money that's where the problem lies.
If you think this describes you inury... DO NOT TRY TO RIDE THROUGH IT! If you keep trying to ride through it... the pain will get worse and keep you off the bike entirely. Good Luck! Hope this helps.
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