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Old 04-15-03, 10:04 PM   #1
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Help me figure out weird pain behind knee...

heya'll.. just wondering of anyone else has had pain above their calf, almost right behind the knee in the back of the leg... I have had some calf pain in the past month or so.. rode 40 miles on staurday with some pain... today, I went to get on the trainer, and it didn;t really hurt.. but it felt like the muscle was rubbing weird, almost creating a clicking kinda sound behind my knee... doesn this sound familiar to anyone ?? have I jsut went too hard, too fast, and need some time off ?? I dunno.. but it;'s driving me nuts.. I can;t ride...

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Jeff, check out this page and see if it is what your problem sounds like. My knee bothered me last summer for a while and I started doing some of the stretching exercises they reccomended and haven't had a problem since. Just a thought.
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Better yet, go see your doctor!!!!
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Better yet, go see your doctor!!!!
Well that is the next step.. but I figure with the amount of people on this forum here, there was probably someone who had the same problem, and if so, what they did to remedy it... no need to go to a doctor, if all I need is rest and an ice pack ya know ?


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I had a pain behind the (right) knee just before Christmas, it was right on the bend (you can see I'm no doctor!) I could feel it when I pulled up with that leg. I eased off the cycling for a couple of weeks and re-adjusted my saddle height (I fiddled around with it about two weeks before the start of my pain, so I asssume the cause was incorrect saddle height) and the pain went away.
I also wore one of those surgical knee supports for a while and that helped a bit.

Biy like D*Alex said - Best to see the doctor if it doesn't cleared up - a pain now could become agony later...
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Maraxis,

yeah that is exactly where the "pain" is... it's weird, because it isn;t really pain per se, just an annoying popping feeling, like the tendon, or whatever, is rubbing weird... I didn;t have this problem last season.. and the only thing I did was raise my seat some... so I may have to play with that... probably lower it a bit, and maybe move it forward just a hair.... I hate trying to figure out seat height.. my next bike, I'm taking to a shop, and have them fit me right...

I will try that first.. and if it doesn't clear up... off to the doctor I go !

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It doesn't sound like ileotibial band syndrome which usually localizes to the lateral aspect of the knee.

This may be a popliteal cyst or Baker's cyst , just a gastrocnemius tendonitis or exertional compartment syndrome of the leg. No way to tell without examning it so go see your doc. (The clicking sound is usually an inflammed, tight ligament or tendon..... so stretching may help as well as high doses of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen 600mg three times a day for two weeks.)
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