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Knee pain.

Postby Newfish » Tue Dec 18, 2012 18:28 pm

Hello chaps and chapesses,

I have an interesting one that has me stumped.

Recently I have started getting a pain in my left knee. It feels the same as the you get when a joint needs to click. The last two times it has actually been sorted by clicking my knee. The first time it took a few hours, last one took 2 days, I now have it again after my ride today and its not gone yet.

The cure once it hurts isn't what I'm after, it's the cause. Could it be that my spd is set up slightly wrong and causing my knee to twist? Or is it something that could be wrong with the knee?

I haven't done anything to it, ie fall off, but have recently started doing more miles in one ride. 10 -15 miles twice a week to 20 miles 2-3 times a week. Today it started to hurt after 11 miles or so, and got really bad when I stopped at some traffic lights.

Any ideas?
Cheers,
Simon.
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Re: Knee pain.

Postby nick-gti » Wed Dec 19, 2012 09:56 am

possibly say your spd's are maybe set to tight not allowing your knee to move in a more natual range of motion.
I get a similar pain if i use a rowing machine for a long time with my feet in a fixed position

maybe try one ride with some flat pedals see if your knee hurts at all

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Re: Knee pain.

Postby Newfish » Wed Dec 19, 2012 15:11 pm

Thanks for the reply, I don't have any flats, but can move the cleat, which I plan to do anyhow to see if it makes any difference.
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Re: Knee pain.

Postby craker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 15:15 pm

Also check your saddle height - if your knee is not given a chance to extend properly it will start complaining.

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Re: Knee pain.

Postby nick-gti » Wed Dec 19, 2012 16:18 pm

could also work the other way as well saddle is to high and your knee is locking out

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Re: Knee pain.

Postby Newfish » Wed Dec 19, 2012 18:27 pm

Saddle height isn't a problem as it hasn't moved since I set the bike up when I bought it. The only thing I have changed is how tight the spd's are, but that was some time ago. I'm fairly sure it is the spd's, but thought I'd ask anyhow. Also, someone else might have the same problem and not asked yet, you never know.

Thanks for the replies peeps.
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