Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Philly pa
    My Bikes
    windsor hour, fly bikes pantera, custom lowrider, hoffman ep flatland bike, eastern hercules.
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    anyone else have this pain in your knee

    So about 2 weeks ago i was riding my bmx just messing around and bumped my right knee on my handlebars, no big deal ya know. It just barely hit my bars and i figured, oh well ill get a small burise and it will be fine in a day. Well that was around 10 am. I rode my bmx till about 12 noon. Then ran some errands around town walking and rode my fixed about 3 miles to work pedicabbing. As soon as i started pedicabbing my knee started to hurt, and i mean really hurt. By the end of the night i was riding around with my right leg streched out and pedaling with my left leg.

    I talked to my nursing student friend and it seems like there is a set of tendons that go over the knee cap, one on the left of the center and one on the right. THe next few days were really painful. I could put my leg into any position and it was fine as long as it wasnt moving, but any movement would hurt. Over the last week it only feels uncomfortable when i bend it all the way, and it just feels like the tendon is stretching out wayyy too much.

    Anyone have this problem? It feels like ill be fine within a week or 2 but i was just wondering if anyone has had to deal with this?

  2. #2
    live free or die trying humancongereel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    where i lay my head is home.
    My Bikes
    bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion
    Posts
    6,999
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah, same thing happened to me a little bit ago, but not as extreme. i focused more on pulling up on the pedals with the leg that hurt. if bending while off the bike was a problem, i slowly did stretches to loosen the tendons. also, i've found that with any knee discomfort, quad stretches are great. you might have to work up to them here, though.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

  3. #3
    Paste Taster Retem's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Denver, Co
    My Bikes
    1970's kobe, Jury Bike, Dahon Boardwalk S1, Moto Outcast 29, Scrambler v3
    Posts
    4,390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    brakeless or brakes is the question I have for you if you are running brakeless you can work you knees pretty hard and being bruised make them really inflamed the best thing I have found when I have to ride after hitting my knee in any way is tiger balm and a hot shower take a hot shower let it relax then put tiger balm on it and go


    also works good for inflamed rotater cups I have a reall zinger on my left side from years of abuse
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  4. #4
    Look ma...no brakes! Accident's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee
    My Bikes
    Locally built track bike, Kona mtb, Giant Road Bike, Soon to be Surly LHT Tourer!
    Posts
    399
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Coincidentally, I just just recovered from the same injury; I couldn't bend my knee without pains and icing and wearing a knee brace did little to help. I was seen by an orthopedist who suggested time off as the cure but its hard when biking is your transport. It took me about 2.5 weeks to fully get rid of any pains...I think mine came about on my right knee from bumping the inside knee cap with my bike's top tube on a dismount. It's really suprising how gentle the blow was, but how painful it became.

  5. #5
    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastcoast
    My Bikes
    Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
    Posts
    1,659
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah I have some whack sh*t like that going on but a little different. I've got this not cool popping sensation going on that makes my kneecap feel almost black and blue on the inside. Dr on wednesday though.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Philly pa
    My Bikes
    windsor hour, fly bikes pantera, custom lowrider, hoffman ep flatland bike, eastern hercules.
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Accident
    Coincidentally, I just just recovered from the same injury; I couldn't bend my knee without pains and icing and wearing a knee brace did little to help. I was seen by an orthopedist who suggested time off as the cure but its hard when biking is your transport. It took me about 2.5 weeks to fully get rid of any pains...I think mine came about on my right knee from bumping the inside knee cap with my bike's top tube on a dismount. It's really suprising how gentle the blow was, but how painful it became.

    YES that is exactly what is going on with my knee. My knee feels a lot better. I took about 1.5 weeks off with no bike riding, then just kinda got back into it. i think it is fine now but am super worried about just even tapping my knee on anything and it happening all over again.

  7. #7
    Seen your member! Slodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    (bike thief city) Chicago
    My Bikes
    A black one
    Posts
    163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whatever the details are as far as whether its a tendon pulled or a muscle pulled there is one rule: you need to give your body time to heal and stop using that knee! There is no such thing as "riding off an injury" or just "toughing it out." You try to be tough and 99% of the time your going to make it worse or even cause permament injury to that body part. This is just the way our bodies work. I've had the same kind of problems before and unfortunately the only way to heal is time. Stay off the bike for a couple of weeks; if you're young your body will usually fix these kind of minor injuries.

    /not a doctor, but this has always worked for me
    In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad. -F W N

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •