Knee problem?



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Ed Stevens

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My wife, daughter and I are recreational roadies. During the "season" (April to Oct) we get in 100
to 150 miles per week riding 4 days a week, but between Nov and March only get out on the occasional
reasonably warm Saturday or Sunday -- so we haven't ridden much the last 3 months.

Yesterday was one of those unseasonably warm days, so we went out for an 18 mile spin. I felt no
discomfort during the ride and had several miles left in me at the end. I failed to stretch aftward,
and later that afternoon developed severe cramp in my right calf. Took some Ibuprofen, had my wife
rub it down with Icy Hot, and gimped around in a lot of pain until I went to bed.

When I got up this morning, the cramp was gone, but the lower outside edge of the knee, about where
the top of the calf muscle attaches felt like it had taken a whack. My wife seems to think some
adjustment to my bike may have caused my peddeling stroke to have changed. This was the first time
on the bike after getting it back from the shop for its annual tune-up. I'm still using the same
peddles (spd) and shoes, so the only thing I can think is perhaps the seat hight might need
adjustment.

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Joel Mayes

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In article <[email protected]>, Ed Stevens wrote:

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> the seat hight might need adjustment.
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> Comments?

My exact thought when I read the subject

100% of any knee pain I've had when riding has been caused by bad placement of the seat
 
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