General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Discomfort above knee

Old 05-23-14, 01:05 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Discomfort above knee

So I've been struggling with knee tondonitis for the last 2 months but that has healed, which I'm grateful for but now I've been starting to feel some slight discomfort in the area above the knee, sort of where the quads are but not in the muscles, I'm thinking it's the tendons.
I was out for an easy 90 km ride yesterday and started to feel some discomfort in that area after about 40 km and I thought that well that's it, another injury but the weird thing is that is didn't get any worse and I was able to ride the remaining 50 km with no real problem. Sometimes the "discomfort" went away and then returned. When I had patella tendonitis once I started to feel the slightest pain in the knee it just go worse and worse for each pedal stroke, but that didn't happen yesterday. The strangest thing about it is that is actually felt much better in higher gears, say 75 rpm instead if 90-100 which I usually ride in. Now today I can't really feel it, but am afraid that it will get worse if I ride. Because of my patella tendonitis I decided to start stretching a lot since I rarely stretch and my muscles as pretty tight which might have caused the injury in the first place. I might have stretched a bit too vigorously because I started feel some "discomfort" above the knee after letting go of the ankle while stretching the quads.

What do you guys think? Should I keep riding or...? Am I just being paranoid?
veganpower is offline  
Old 05-23-14, 08:46 AM
Senior Member
Northwestrider's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 2,466

Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Rodriguez Tandem, Wheeler MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If the pain is in the middle area, well above the knee, I don't think it is a tendon problem.
Northwestrider is offline  
Old 05-23-14, 12:11 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 4,153
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 371 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 18 Posts
Bike Fitting Specialists - Cycling Knee Pain
Elvo is offline  
Old 05-24-14, 12:26 PM
Humvee of bikes =Worksman
Nightshade's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Me thinks that you are biting off more than is safe for your body to handle in one big bite!! Take it easy, mate. Take it easy!!!
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
Nightshade is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Road Cycling
04-13-17 12:09 AM
Training & Nutrition
10-21-13 02:59 PM
Road Cycling
05-07-12 09:46 PM
Runner 1
Road Cycling
07-17-11 09:15 AM
Road Cycling
05-08-10 08:41 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.