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Old 06-16-14, 06:31 PM   #1
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What did I hurt and how do I fix it?

On my last long ride on 6/7 (60 miles, 4100 ft. elevation gain) I developed a slight pain in one of the... ligaments(?) on the back side of my knee. I've been looking at knee anatomy charts all day and can't figure out what it is. It's circled in red in the pic (not my legs):

It wasn't debilitating and I would barely even call it a pain, but I could feel that something was off. If it makes any difference, I did a 5k off-road run the Thursday before that but felt fine after the run. I'm not much of a runner but try to do a 5k once a week.

On Tuesday last week, I realized that I had overreached a little and took Wednesday through Friday off. Aside from a slow 1 hour walk on Wednesday, I didn't do anything remotely strenuous. On Saturday I went for a very slow (like sub-10 mph average) 8 mile recovery ride, felt fine afterward, and figured that everything was good. On Sunday I rode 30 mph. Lots of short rolling hills between 3-5%, nothing too strenuous but I did set my fastest average speed for the year. After the ride, I started to feel the slight pain behind my knee again.

Any ideas on what it is and what I should do about it? I had a professional bike fitting (Specialized BG fit) done a few years ago and until now haven't really experienced any pain since then. Right now it isn't even bad enough to really keep me from riding, but I don't want it to turn into something worse. There's not really any way to avoid hills around here, but would I be fine if I take it easy, avoid anything too steep, and RICE it at night? I've lost 28 lbs. since January and only had 2 more to go to not be overweight anymore, so I'd REALLY like to keep riding somehow!
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Old 06-16-14, 06:42 PM   #2
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Pic is not to clear, if appears like a bruise maybe burst a small blood vessel? I had one in an ankle once didn't hurt like a sprain, bruised, felt a little tingly.
Might wanna see a doc just to be sure.
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Old 06-16-14, 07:03 PM   #3
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The pic is just to show the location of what's hurting (those aren't even my legs). It's the thin, straight tendon/ligament sort of thing - there are 2 of them. You can feel them with your hand if you bend your knee a little. The one on the inside hurts. Sorry I'm not very good at describing it.
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Sounds like torn ligaments or tendon, web 's has symptoms checker and possible treatments. At a minimum I'd ice it and rest it for several days if no progress see doc.
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Tendinitis. Ice, ibuprofen, take a break for a few days to a week.
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Tendinitis. Ice, ibuprofen, take a break for a few days to a week.

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With most injuries that don't leave me in terrible pain, I make this assumption and follow Sprince's advice.
If anti-inflammatory meds and rest don't fix a problem within a week, I start to worry and will consider a trip to the doctor.
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Bummer... but I guess I'll take a week off. Maybe do some upper body & core stuff in the gym. You guys know any good yoga Youtubes? Any other ideas for ways to stay somewhat active without causing more damage to my knee?
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