Looking to see if anyone has any suggestions in regards to a left knee issue I’ve had for many years now. It hasn’t stopped me riding, but it is very frustrating none the less!!!
It’s a dull pain in the tendon below the knee cap, and occasionally clicks whilst riding. In the past it has clicked or cracked when I’ve had my leg in a position for a while and moved it resulting in a quick sharp pain. I sometimes have tenderness around the VMO muscle as well.
I’ve had various bike fits over the years, but the problem is this usually starts to happen after a few hours once some fatigue starts to develop. My position has always seen to be within the ideal range, with a few very small adjustments done by some fitters. My saddle is currently on the lower side of the range.
I assume it’s a body issue as opposed to a bike fit issue.
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I’m a religious foam roller and stretcher
I saw an Osteo / strength conditioning coach for a while
I’ve tried every muscle imbalance exercise there is (eg single leg squats, single leg deadlifts)
It’s gotten slightly better of late but it still happens on most long rides. Over the last 12 months I’ve had some foot numbness on the same side as well. It kind of feels like I’m not driving through that foot enough so it starts to go numb…who knows. I’m using G8 footbeds but have tried others with the same results.