A co-worker who runs and does mild cycling, said after a major run his knees hurt like hell..He and I share concerns along this field..I had to give up running due to sensitive knees...The last running I did I walked like a cripple and needed knee braces..I did no forms of exercise for about a year before I discovered cycling.I gave up running about 1o years ago. Have been cycling ever since, and for the most part, cycling seems less damaging to the knees.
..Sometimes after riding my right knee hurts,particularily lateral movements as the knee might twist inward. But it does not hurt in all movement.Mostly when it twists in an inward direction. Sometimes it just hurts walking with no physical exertion prompting the pain. After some hard rides, it does not hurt at all. I fear cartlidge deteoration. But, the pain usually results from one inward motion.
Two questions...I am dependent upon my riding for emotional sustenance. .Think cycling is that hard on knees.? Any pedal stroke that lessens knee problems?
Second question.ANyone else sense knee pain after a ride. Any ideas about what damage has been done to your knees. Think some knee pain is normal. ?