Sore knee since century

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  1. I did a (metric) century a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I've had a bit of a problem with my
    left knee. Maybe someone has had this? It's the outside of the knee, and at the back on the left
    side and a little bitthe bottom of the knee below the kneecap. It doesn't hurt on the bike, except a
    twinge when going into a stiff headwind. It doesn't hurt when running up the stairs or walking. It
    only feels a bit sore at the outside and back when I bend it all the way (Like doing a quad stretch)
    or doing a deep squat (which I don't do that often) or when stretching out the back of my leg, when
    my heel touches the floor. So it's not all the time. It just feels kind of stiff and sort of heavy.
    I went on a ride today and it didn't bother me at all, until I got off the bike!

    Anyone ever have this? I am sure this is pretty commonplace, and I've had sore knees before like
    everyone else, but this is a bit unusual.Arthritis runs in my family, but I doubt it's that. I don't
    have the symptoms. But I don't want Jan Ullrich syndrome!
     
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  2. RogerRabbit

    RogerRabbit Guest

    On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:11:37 GMT, [email protected] (Marlene Blanshay) wrote:

    >I did a (metric) century a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I've had a bit of a problem with my
    >left knee. Maybe someone has had this? It's the outside of the knee, and at the back on the left
    >side and a little bitthe bottom of the knee below the kneecap. It doesn't hurt on the bike, except
    >a twinge when going into a stiff headwind. It doesn't hurt when running up the stairs or walking.
    >It only feels a bit sore at the outside and back when I bend it all the way (Like doing a quad
    >stretch) or doing a deep squat (which I don't do that often) or when stretching out the back of my
    >leg, when my heel touches the floor. So it's not all the time. It just feels kind of stiff and sort
    >of heavy. I went on a ride today and it didn't bother me at all, until I got off the bike!
    >
    >Anyone ever have this? I am sure this is pretty commonplace, and I've had sore knees before like
    >everyone else, but this is a bit unusual.Arthritis runs in my family, but I doubt it's that. I
    >don't have the symptoms. But I don't want Jan Ullrich syndrome!

    My problem is the opposite side and saw a specialist who claims it was tendonitis. See your doc now
    before the problem gets out of hand
     
  3. Kevan Smith

    Kevan Smith Guest

    On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:11:37 GMT, [email protected] (Marlene Blanshay) from WorldCom Canada Ltd.
    News Reader Service wrote:

    >Anyone ever have this? I am sure this is pretty commonplace, and I've had sore knees before like
    >everyone else, but this is a bit unusual.Arthritis runs in my family, but I doubt it's that. I
    >don't have the symptoms. But I don't want Jan Ullrich syndrome!

    Do you think it could be chondromalacia?

    Here's an URL: http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/926052680.html

    Simple strengthening exercises can fix it if that is what it is.

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    11:01:05 PM 29 June 2003
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, /dev/null wrote:

    > On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:11:37 GMT, [email protected] (Marlene Blanshay) from WorldCom Canada Ltd.
    > News Reader Service wrote:
    >
    > >Anyone ever have this? I am sure this is pretty commonplace, and I've had sore knees before like
    > >everyone else, but this is a bit unusual.Arthritis runs in my family, but I doubt it's that. I
    > >don't have the symptoms. But I don't want Jan Ullrich syndrome!
    >
    > Do you think it could be chondromalacia?
    >
    > Here's an URL: http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/926052680.html
    >
    > Simple strengthening exercises can fix it if that is what it is.
    >
    I don't think that's what it is. It doesn't bother me going up or down the stairs. I even tried
    that, I ran up and down the stairs, jumped on it, and it didn't bother me. It's just a bit sore at
    the joint when you press on it.

    IT also seems to be getting better on a daily basis, so that's encouraging.
     
  5. Emily

    Emily Guest

    It might be ITB (ileotibial band) syndrome, which I also got during a century in May - also to the
    outside and below the left knee. I saw a sports medicine doc, who diagnosed it, and a PT, who gave
    me exercises to stretch it. Turns out my ITB was much tighter on my left side than my right. It was
    also recommended that I lower my saddle a bit, which I have.

    The pain went away gradually and was completely gone about 4 weeks post-century. I eased back on
    my riding and rode easier gears until then. It's fine now, but I am keeping up with my stretching
    just in case.

    A web search should point you to plenty of info - just look for "ITB Syndrome". It's common among
    runners, but cyclists get it too.

    Good luck! Emily

    "Marlene Blanshay" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I did a (metric) century a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I've had a bit of a problem with
    > my left knee. Maybe someone has had this? It's the outside of the knee, and at the back on the
    > left side and a little bitthe bottom of the knee below the kneecap. It doesn't hurt on the bike,
    > except a twinge when going into a stiff headwind. It doesn't hurt when running up the stairs or
    > walking. It only feels a bit sore at the outside and back when I bend it all the way (Like doing
    > a quad stretch) or doing a deep squat (which I don't do that often) or when stretching out the
    > back of my leg, when my heel touches the floor. So it's not all the time. It just feels kind of
    > stiff and sort of heavy. I went on a ride today and it didn't bother me at all, until I got off
    > the bike!
    >
    > Anyone ever have this? I am sure this is pretty commonplace, and I've had sore knees before like
    > everyone else, but this is a bit unusual.Arthritis runs in my family, but I doubt it's that. I
    > don't have the symptoms. But I don't want Jan Ullrich syndrome!
     
  6. In article <[email protected]>, "Emily"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It might be ITB (ileotibial band) syndrome, which I also got during a century in May - also to the
    > outside and below the left knee. I saw a sports medicine doc, who diagnosed it, and a PT, who gave
    > me exercises to stretch it. Turns out my ITB was much tighter on my left side than my right. It
    > was also recommended that I lower my saddle a bit, which I have.
    >
    > The pain went away gradually and was completely gone about 4 weeks post-century. I eased back on
    > my riding and rode easier gears until then. It's fine now, but I am keeping up with my stretching
    > just in case.
    >
    > A web search should point you to plenty of info - just look for "ITB Syndrome". It's common among
    > runners, but cyclists get it too.
    >
    > Good luck! Emily

    Yes, that turns out it was ITB. I saw my doctor right after that and got some exercises and
    stretches to do. The good thing was I didn't have to stay off the bike, instead just stick to the
    flats (hard to do entirely in this city) and low gears. I also thought it was "runners knee" but
    yep, cyclists get it though not as often. I will make it a point to do those stretches every time I
    ride, no matter what.
     
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