Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Somerset, KY -- near Lake Cumberland
Bikes: 1980 Univega; 1985 Ross; 1994 Trek 1400 -- all road bikes
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I had a similar problem. It was inflamation. I stayed off the bike a few days, and twice a day applied ice to the area. I also took three Aleve a day. That did the trick!
Regarding ice, take a sandwich bag and fill it half with water. Then add another third with rubbing alcohol. Don't fill the bag all the way to the top. Leave some room for sealing it. Then put the first bag in a second bag, to take care of any leaking. Then put it in the freezer. When the bag is frozen, tak it out and crunch it against the kitchen counter. You'll find it is not solid ice, but kind of mushy. But it's still very cold. This enables you to wrap it around your ankle or knee, and it comforms to your body. Then take a bunge cord and wrap it around the bag. This will hold it in place. Then start your stop watch and watch TV. 15 minutes later, take it off and put it back in the freezer. Do this twice a day, morning and night. Good luck!
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