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Dakota

WTF.. knees??

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Had a great ride the other day... Couple of small "Offs" ... nothing major..

Came back tired, but fit enough..

 

Any how,

About 3 hours later, the knee starts locking up,,, sore as buggery, .. and can only get very slow, very sore movement..

Knee takes full weight fine, its just movement..

Kept it warm all night, but moving still hurts like. ."Funk"...

 

 

Yes i wear Pods..

 

Question is, im thinking the only way to fix it is to strap it up and put in a couple of hours bike time to loosen it back up??

 

Any other easy solutions??

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Is it swollen?
Nar,,, nothing,,, but i put it through a few paces this afternoon.. (not on the bike)... and it has improved heaps.. ill just keep "making it work",, seams to be doing the trick...

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Nar,,, nothing,,, but i put it through a few paces this afternoon.. (not on the bike)... and it has improved heaps.. ill just keep "making it work",, seams to be doing the trick...



I had an issue with my left knee that took a little while to diagnose, ended up getting an MRI after putting up with it for 2 years.... similar symptoms with no swelling, ended up Finding a horizontal & a vertical tear in my meniscus
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I had an issue with my left knee that took a little while to diagnose, ended up getting an MRI after putting up with it for 2 years.... similar symptoms with no swelling, ended up Finding a horizontal & a vertical tear in my meniscus
Hmm... ill put a ride on it and see how i pull up..

Cheers mate..

PS, hope you and the family are well, will have to cross paths soon....
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Hey Dakota,

Sorry to hear about your knee, mate.  There may be some general inflammation, which is why it's painful to move it. It is common for riders to get the following types of knee pain:

  • Acute onset (trauma) from a crash :blink: Depending on the severity of the injury, a treatment program may include a combination of surgery, rest, physiotherapy, podiatry, and strength work.
  • Pain within knee due to damage of cartilage/meniscus - this is wear and tear from misalignment issues between the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone). It requires podiatry, physiotherapy, and strength work.
  • Pain under the patella (knee cap) - this is usually caused by pressure on the patella from an overactive rectus femoris (one of the quadriceps muscles). Changing the mechanics of how you load your pelvis will alleviate the pain immediately (physiotherapy).
  • Sharp pain on the inside of knee - this is usually due to an aggravated bursa (bursitis) and/or a stressed medial collateral ligament. I've seen this occur from knee pads rubbing on the inside of the leg when squeezing the bike (fixed by sticking padding inside brace or getting new knee braces); from knock-knee people wearing the wrong knee braces (requires podiatry to straighten leg position, and/or getting appropriate braces); and finally, from bad foot position when standing on the pegs (requires podiatry to straighten foot position).

Note: please keep in mind that this is a brief summary - it is not an exhaustive list of everything that can go wrong with the knee, which would turn this short post into a book.

So, the first step to getting a long term (permanent) solution as quickly as possible is to have a medical professional test your knee to find out exactly what is wrong (muscle and tendon issue; ligament issue, meniscus/cartilage issue). Once that has been identified, the doctor and/or physio can put a treatment regime together to get it sorted asap. Let me know if you have any other Qs, and I'll sort out whatever info you need.  Talk soon mate.

Cheers!

Rus

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16 hours ago, Kage said:

...horizontal & a vertical tear in my meniscus emoji17.png

 

 

 

Sorry to hear that Kage. Hopefully your specialist can sort it out quickly for you.

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Sorry to hear that Kage. Hopefully your specialist can sort it out quickly for you.



I was back at work after a day off..... on a spin bike & off the crutches a few days after that & competed at the 2015 indoor rowing championship in Adelaide 8 weeks later
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Thanks fellas, Knees about 95% today, full movement, feels good, just feels like i have finished a ride kinda thing...
So pretty happy..

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turmeric is a very good natural anti inflammatory supplement you can take on a daily basis 

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