Uneven muscle build leading to knee pain

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gregwari
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Uneven muscle build leading to knee pain

Postby gregwari » Thu Dec 13, 2012 09:12 am

Hi all,

After a few years of knee pain (in fairness mainly from running but cycling doesn't help), my physio's informed me that the pain is caused by [a] overpronation in my feet and [b] my quads are disproportionately stronger on the outside of my leg - in fact almost all the muscle in my quads is on the outside and this build is from cycling (if I just run I tend to get a more even spread of muscle). Does anyone have any idea's if this is caused by anything I'm possibly doing on the bike (i.e. bad cleat position, poor saddle alignment etc), or is this just something that happens to most cyclists

cheers

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Re: Uneven muscle build leading to knee pain

Postby ride_whenever » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:09 am

Generally i've found that cleat lateral position has a significant effect on muscle development. Perhaps try moving your cleats inboard on your shoes a few mm for a couple of weeks, this should encourage you to drive through the inside of the foot more and encourage development on the inside of the knee.

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Re: Uneven muscle build leading to knee pain

Postby gregwari » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:56 pm

ride_whenever wrote:Generally i've found that cleat lateral position has a significant effect on muscle development. Perhaps try moving your cleats inboard on your shoes a few mm for a couple of weeks, this should encourage you to drive through the inside of the foot more and encourage development on the inside of the knee.


excellent, thanks for the advice


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