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Old 07-14-2018, 11:29 AM
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Right Knee Pain but not left?

Just noticed since I’ve been riding more that a day after my ride or so my right knee aches..when I drive, when I stand, even when I’m sitting on the couch. It’s the backside of my knee but the entire area that continually aches.

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Old 07-14-2018, 06:02 PM
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Just spitballing here, but have you had your leg length measured?
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:18 PM
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Just spitballing here, but have you had your leg length measured?


Yeah I have. One is longer than the other according to my fit so I’ll double check.


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Old 07-14-2018, 09:06 PM
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Cleats worn on that side? Is that the side you normally unclip when you stop?
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:20 PM
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Just a couple of things to check if the knee pain is new. Check to see if your cleats have shifted, new shoes, saddle shifted, changed bar position, changed lever position.

Did you start or increase mileage or other activities?
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:04 PM
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Just a couple of things to check if the knee pain is new. Check to see if your cleats have shifted, new shoes, saddle shifted, changed bar position, changed lever position.

Did you start or increase mileage or other activities?
Same saddle, I’ll check if it has shifted. The only think I can think of is my seatpost slipping down potentially? Bar and levers are the same, same shoes as well.

I did start increasing mileage for sure.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:55 PM
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Same saddle, I’ll check if it has shifted. The only think I can think of is my seatpost slipping down potentially? Bar and levers are the same, same shoes as well.

I did start increasing mileage for sure.
When I had this issue - it took me a while because I was riding 3 bikes, all set up the same, but finally worked out when I rode the Teschner 'something' was different.

Saddle had slipped back 10-12mm so it was fully back on the rails. That's what it was!!
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:03 PM
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Cleats worn on that side? Is that the side you normally unclip when you stop?
It doesn’t seem different (Speedplay user here). I unclip from both sides but the right side is the one I clip into first.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:28 PM
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Just noticed since I’ve been riding more that a day after my ride or so my right knee aches..when I drive, when I stand, even when I’m sitting on the couch. It’s the backside of my knee but the entire area that continually aches.
Could be overextension. Check yer saddle height.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:49 PM
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Would different pedals help? Ones with less float.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:59 PM
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Well, I don't know, but I'd sure as shooting lower my saddle 2-3 mm before I even swapped pedals, let alone flat out bought a pair.
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If all your fit parameters are good then you might want to do what most cyclist don't do- stretch. If you don't have a foam roller, get one. Every cyclist shouldn't be without one.

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Plus one on the stretching--that cured my right knee pain.
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If all your fit parameters are good then you might want to do what most cyclist don't do- stretch. If you don't have a foam roller, get one. Every cyclist shouldn't be without one.

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Old 11-28-2018, 03:00 PM
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Plus one on the stretching--that cured my right knee pain.
A lot of people underestimate warming up, but even more, underestimate stretching AFTER the cycling/ exercise/ whatever.

I've had issues with knees (both) then started paying attention to stretching, it helped a looot.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:57 PM
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Excuse my bumping in here, but can anyone suggest what the cause of pain may be just below the bottom of the kneecap, at the outside of the knee?

Right knee only. Nothing major, but would like to sort it out.
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