But can't tell you this week's lottery numbers!
Apr 21st, 2015
Hello Mr. Guru,
i`m sure you already heard almost all the stories, i`ve read some of them on
the site, looking for a clue to solve my problem, didn`t find one yet… so
please have some patience (or mercy), take 5 minutes of your time and read my
story, maybe you can give me a good advice to follow. I`m bit scared, but
more demoralized right now.
I`m a cyclist, amateur… i started to proper cycle 3 years ago and i love
it, I`m riding lond rides on weekends, between 350-600km in 24 hrs.
everything was ok, sometimes i was feeling tired and my muscles sore, but
this was because sometimes i was pushing hard, and it makes sense…
Two weeks ago i decided to go for a big ride along UK (as part of my
training). After first 500km i felt a pain on the inside lateral of right
knee. Didn`t bother too much, thinking is normal (maybe i pushed to hard, or
maybe a bit of soreness and it will go away) so i kept rolling. After 800km
the pain became powerful and i couldnt ignore it anymore, I tried to rest
several hrs, and i took some painkillers (ibuprofen). Nothing… the pain was
still there. After more than 1000km the pain became even worse, at some
points i couldn`t push with my right leg at all, so i was pushing only with
the left leg on climbs, and just keep it steady on flat. After 1400km i
couldn`t use my leg at all, everytime i was trying to bend the leg, the pain
was so powerful, i was almost crying. At this point i decided to stop the
ride and take a train home. Curiously i could walk with no problems as long
as the knee had no pressure. I`ve never had a massage in my whole life until
now. Back home i went to a clinic (don`t want to go to my GP, i think is a
waste of time, they don`t care too much, just doing their “jobs”)… where i
had a massage and i received some blood circulation improvement tablets (my
body was very swollen)… And i had rest days until today. I thought my knee
pain disappeared and everything went back to normal. I took the bike for a 10
km ride, as soon as i pushed the pedal the pain came back. the pain is like a
line on the left side of the right knee, from 2cm above patella and below
with 2 cm. I really don`t know what to do now…
Can you help me with an advice, or maybe you had similar cases.
Thank you very much.
The Guru Responded:
Wow – you like to bike and bike and bike.
Do you do any other type of training – gym, Pilates, swim etc? Do you have the correct nutrition and the right amount of hydration and replenishment of electrolytes/glucose whilst riding? Do you ever have post even massages or foam rolling?
If not you absolutely need to be – it’s sounds like you tissue has had enough and is totally overloaded, especially your patellofemoral joint
Unless I’ve read this very wrong, is it time to face facts?
i don't want my name on the website – 21/10/2019 06:46:08
moorgate branch needs better changing / bathroom facilities
Vincent – 18/10/2019 15:47:38
Dishonest company - you should avoid them. They are making it extremely difficult to get…
Gemma – 17/10/2019 21:30:12
Alex is fantastic! After coming in with what I thought was one thing, actually the…
Claire Walters – 17/10/2019 06:20:24
Great communication from everyone. Neil and Soloman have both been been great..Good availability. Highly recommend.
S. O. – 16/10/2019 16:39:18
Good physio therapists but I’ve had to chase several times to get confirmation that my…
Rachel – 16/10/2019 15:29:17
I have been seeing Amelia for treatment ofa knee injury, and she has managed my…
Roshan – 16/10/2019 12:44:13
My experience has been nothing short of brilliant. Daniel really knows what he is doing…
Andrew Mole – 16/10/2019 11:37:00
Everyone has been excellent (working with Sarah and Georgie) - really supportive and helpful with…
Bansi Kotecha – 16/10/2019 11:22:06
The consultants and staff at Six Physio have all been fantastic, with the treatment and…
Tom – 16/10/2019 11:15:02
I have been seeing both Alex and Anna in the Borough clinic and having shoulder…
Prask – 16/10/2019 11:11:13
Great experience. Only thing I'd recommend is on-site showers. Would be great to be able…
Christine Steadman – 16/10/2019 10:49:00
Excellent professional service, with care and attention that is well above the norm.
Janina – 16/10/2019 10:48:37
Abbie has been fantastic from the very beginning. Very clear on my diagnosis and easy…
Gill Bland – 14/10/2019 14:58:15
The exercises in the pdf didn’t show properly and were sometimes missing part of the…
Linda Ferstendik – 14/10/2019 12:02:12
I have no suggestions for improvement having been fully satisfied with Sam, my physiotherapist and…
Sheila Robbins – 11/10/2019 07:20:41
My experiences with Six Physio have always been excellent. I mostly see Mrs. Alex Keogh…
Anil – 10/10/2019 19:35:10
Personable, friendly and tailored plans from a team that is Truly committed to helping you…