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Anyone else have outward angled foot/tibia/knee
After months and months of tweaking my seat height, angle, fore/aft position, etc, my right knee still hurt like heck. It was fine while riding, but once I got off the bike I could barely walk. I was fearing that it was either some sort of surgery or give up biking for good.
I started doing searches on the internet and I think I may have just had a breakthrough. My right tibia from the knee down is angled outwards. I believe it is called varus angulation of the knee. When resting my feet in their normal relaxed position, my left toes point to about 11:58 and my right toes point to about 12:45. Anyway, I found a website called chiroweb.com that said...
"If the cyclist has an excessively varus angulation to the knee, spacers can be placed between the pedal and crankarm, widening the pedal stance to align the feet under the knee."
Has anyone with a similar problem ever tried this? And does anyone know if such spacers are commonly found at bike shops?