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09-24-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,094
Posted By hillcrawler

I wonder how much of an affect it may cause on...

I wonder how much of an affect it may cause on knee functions. You know all those muscles and tendons are connected and if you have a tightness in somewhere it causes an imbalance on kneecap...
09-22-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,094
Posted By hillcrawler

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I said try to make a 90 degree angle as I thought it...
09-22-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,094
Posted By hillcrawler

How flexible are you?

Lay down on the ground on your back and try to make a 90 degree angle by lifting your legs (one by one of course).

I fail this test as I can make only a 60 degree angle with my left leg while I...
10-15-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By hillcrawler

I think some of my muscle groups are shortened...

I think some of my muscle groups are shortened because I was not stretching at all after my tours. I cannot do some certain stretching moves like touching to my butt with my wheels when lying face...
07-21-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By hillcrawler

Thanks a lot 79pmooney for sharing experiences. I...

Thanks a lot 79pmooney for sharing experiences. I am sure my problem is also CP and a bit of arthritis maybe because sometimes I feel a biting kind of pain right at the back of my knee and inside...
07-21-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By hillcrawler

My knee pain story

I am 37. I used to have long and sometimes hilly rides with an awful bike fitting/cadence, no hydration, no cooling down, etc. because I didn't know about all this stuff when I started as an amateur....
12-11-15, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By hillcrawler

Can you tell me what was your PT like?

Can you tell me what was your PT like?
12-06-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By hillcrawler

I never had any pain around my IT band. I have...

I never had any pain around my IT band. I have trouble with my kneecaps, lots of pain and inflammation going around my kneecaps. I have a foam roller and I was using it after my bike rides but it...
12-06-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By hillcrawler

Is your IT band tight?

I have been cycling for two years or so and my knees got into a trouble after some time and couldn't recover so I stopped cycling since the end of 2013. I have been visiting doctors on and off....
11-09-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

I am dealing with this problem for 3 years. I...

I am dealing with this problem for 3 years. I don't think it will be healed by massaging.
11-09-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

You're giving me advices to fix my riding...

You're giving me advices to fix my riding settings but even after walking 1 mile I am having pain here and there around my knee joint. I don't give a damn about riding bicycle now. I will see...
11-07-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

I am 35 years old if it is considered as twilight...

I am 35 years old if it is considered as twilight years.
11-07-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

Why should my body no longer produce those...

Why should my body no longer produce those chemicals? I have only kneecap maltracking, no? Btw, I can post my x-rays or send it to you via e-mail.
11-07-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

Thanks for your advices, especially Ben. ...

Thanks for your advices, especially Ben.

Yes, most of the orthopedists I've seen diagnosed me with CP. When they press down on the area right above my kneecap I have big, sharp pain there. I...
11-07-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,251
Posted By hillcrawler

Kneecap maltracking...

Hi. I was cycling a lot two years ago but I was having knee pain after every ride. I couldn't figure out what was wrong and I had no choice to stop long distance rides. I am still doing commute rides...
09-12-15, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By hillcrawler

I remember I read somwhere that muscle stretches...

I remember I read somwhere that muscle stretches are good only for 5-10 secs. Beyond that, muscles loses its oxygen support and stretching becomes useless.
09-10-15, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By hillcrawler

Actually I have this knee issue for 3,5 years but...

Actually I have this knee issue for 3,5 years but I didn't want to go into too much detail because I wanted to have a quick reply. Long story is like this:

In 2012, I was out with two youngsters...
09-09-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By hillcrawler

Tendon issue

Hi everyone. I am feeling some kind of tension around the quadriceps tendons area after the rides. I suspect it is quadriceps tendinopathy. Anyone else has the same problem?
11-22-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By hillcrawler

I tried them of course but they worsened the...

I tried them of course but they worsened the situation. I was having inflammation around the tendons after the exercises. Maybe I have tendinosis or tendinitis.
11-21-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By hillcrawler

Machka, I've visited almost 10 different doctors...

Machka, I've visited almost 10 different doctors during 2 years and went through lot of x-rays and MRI machines. They never told me I have arthritis. They just tell me I have a thinned cartilage line...
11-21-14, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By hillcrawler

Yes, I haven't started a new thread for a while....

Yes, I haven't started a new thread for a while. This is a new symptom I am experiencing. It is very common against arthritis sufferers but I know I don't have it yet. I think it is due to the...
11-20-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By hillcrawler

Does anyone wake up with stiff joints?

I think I ****ed up my knees for the good. I am waking up with pain around my knee joints in the mornings. I am 34 year old yet. I think it is a bit early to have arthritis. I have knee pains since 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,263
Posted By hillcrawler

We will check Emonda and Canyon. Thanks for...

We will check Emonda and Canyon. Thanks for suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,263
Posted By hillcrawler

His budget is something around 1.500-2.000 USD.

His budget is something around 1.500-2.000 USD.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,263
Posted By hillcrawler

No, no. No Alu frames. He wants carbon. He...

No, no. No Alu frames. He wants carbon. He already has Giant TCR alu frame. Actually it is almost as light as carbon but you know we all crave for that material.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By hillcrawler

Saddle might be positioned lower than it should....

Saddle might be positioned lower than it should. You might have been riding with too low gear/cadence thus you might have hurt your tendons.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,263
Posted By hillcrawler

Alternatives for Giant TCR Advanced frameset

My friend is looking for a carbon frameset which he can both climb and be fast on the flat. He says he likes the Giant TCR Advanced most but it is quite pricy for his budget. It costs around 2.500...
06-30-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By hillcrawler

Yes, for some reason I think my feet are not...

Yes, for some reason I think my feet are not parallel to the ground on the bottom of the pedal stroke. It might have caused some problems like hamstrings tightness or I might have lost some range of...
06-30-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By hillcrawler

Only change was I was using a different saddle...

Only change was I was using a different saddle and different height probably.
06-30-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By hillcrawler

Thank you. It was actually 4 miles short. We are...

Thank you. It was actually 4 miles short. We are using metric system so I didn't pay attention to it. I had done it before anyway. It was around 220 km. Now I remembered I didn't have any neck or...
06-30-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By hillcrawler

I think there is a problem with the reach as you...

I think there is a problem with the reach as you say because when I did a 100 mile distance I had lots of pain and stifness around my neck and shoulder area. Stem is 140mm, it might be hard to find a...
06-25-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By hillcrawler

Do you think this bike is small for my size?

I am 5' 7". Frame size is 52 cm.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,312
Posted By hillcrawler

Alright, it has a good quality for the price...

Alright, it has a good quality for the price then. I also found this diagram.

http://www.bikeandtravel.nl/WebRoot/StoreLNL/Shops/62353894/4F2B/A268/1C14/2EBC/AE06/C0A8/29B9/FE46/Zemen_Sportful.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,312
Posted By hillcrawler

Sportful BIB's seatpad comfort...

I am checking their BIB tights and I see two kinds of seatpad. First one is Comfort Pro. They have this one on Sportful Giro Bibshort and it is fairly priced (60.00 Euros). And the other type is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

One can understand why I keep asking questions...

One can understand why I keep asking questions about my issue here if he/she reads below article. It is not like a headache or a broken collarbone that can be easily fixed. It is a complex thing!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I found out that my quadriceps are really tight....

I found out that my quadriceps are really tight. Maybe this is the real cause of my patellar tilt. Try this stretching exercise and see if your quadriceps are tight like me but be easy on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

You have chondromalacia? As well as patella tilt?...

You have chondromalacia? As well as patella tilt? Where do you place the pads? My nurse wants to place the pads on the two sides of the kneecap and we set the frequency to 100-110. It is sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I read everything you post here. Thanks. Actually...

I read everything you post here. Thanks. Actually my VMO doesn't look much weak. I am generally a weak guy but I have a good definition on VMO. But it can still be relatively weak comparing to VML. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

But there is already a conflict between the two...

But there is already a conflict between the two doctors. First one prescribed quadriceps intensive exercises while the other one suggested only pedaling move as I described and told me to ease off...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

Update with my situation. I have seen two...

Update with my situation. I have seen two different ortho this week. First one on Monday and the other yesterday. Last year's MRI renewed. They both said my condition was simply PFPS. Second doctor...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

Ok. Today I have had too much pain whole day...

Ok. Today I have had too much pain whole day while sitting at the office and when I got back to home I tried quadriceps activation test and saw that the quads on my right leg simply don't fire while...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

Everyone says Ibuprofen is good for joint...

Everyone says Ibuprofen is good for joint inflammation but check what this website says about it:



What Is the Difference Between Naproxen vs. Ibuprofen? | Curiosity Aroused...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

Could you please tell me what was that specific...

Could you please tell me what was that specific exercise?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I was thinking if Gelatin would help with my...

I was thinking if Gelatin would help with my condition and found this nice bit of information (which can be right or wrong) and it added to my confusion.

Jelly for Arthritis...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I don't think they have a slightest idea on what...

I don't think they have a slightest idea on what they are talking about.

Edit: Sorry. I got it wrong. I thought they were referring to cartilage as patella for some reason. I should keep on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I am already seeing expert #4...

I am already seeing expert #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) next week. Problem is this thing is really complicated and I think cyclists experience might be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

I am already following your advices. Thanks a...

I am already following your advices. Thanks a lot. Maybe some other people would like to share their experiences.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,494
Posted By hillcrawler

Riding through PFPS

Is there anyone who is able to ride through PFPS? Or ideally get rid of it totally? From my experience, once you have it, it is impossible to get rid of the pain totally but I'd like to hear your...
04-25-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,645
Posted By hillcrawler

Tight glutes is like when you sit cross-legged...

Tight glutes is like when you sit cross-legged you feel a tension in your glutes. I think I have stiffness in my gluteus medius and minimus and I will try stuffing tennis ball in there (I mean tennis...
04-24-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,645
Posted By hillcrawler

Thanks a lot by I need a deeper stretch and this...

Thanks a lot by I need a deeper stretch and this pose gives only a slight relief.
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