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Discomfort above knee

Old 05-23-14, 01:05 AM
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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?
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Old 05-23-14, 08:46 AM
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If the pain is in the middle area, well above the knee, I don't think it is a tendon problem.
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Old 05-23-14, 12:11 PM
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Old 05-24-14, 12:26 PM
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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!!!
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