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.
Apr 21st, 2015
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?
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