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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:08 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
my knee "clicks" when i walk up stairs.....is it related.......or just worn out?


Just a click?

Mine sound like the removal of a cylinder head.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:09 am 
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that puts me at rest!!....i take it you can still walk?


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Certainly can, but if you need to hear how a messed up knee sounds I could record mine as climb a stepladder.

Probably the next thing I am going to get investigated, but as I am not a footballer any more or professional knee user I doubt they will bother with any meaningful tests.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:52 am 
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sounds like it may be PFJS, dont listen too much to advice over the internets- go see a PT and if poss one that does bike fits. Worth paying money for if it means you can ride again and or not become more injured.

source: me- a physio


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:07 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
2 things for knee issues - spd's with lots of float.


Or not using spds at all. I couldn't find spd shoes wide enough for my feet and now I wouldn't go back to them. If you want a connection to the bike you use Powergrips or similar straps, or make a pair yourself:



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:12 pm 
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JamesM wrote:
I agree with the SS out the sadle thing. I climb out of the saddle almost all the time now whether on an SS or a geared bike.


Another +1, although generally I do less climbing on my SS bike. My knees hurt a little after a long ride on my geared XC bike, but a similar ride on my SS road/cross bike is fine. Weirdly I get less fatigued as well...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:19 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
2 things for knee issues - spd's with lots of float.

Different types of exercise - sometimes the muscles around the knees can get overdeveloped in one area due to the amount of one single exercise you do - these overdeveloped ones then pull the joint out of shape. It's worth trying a gentle run on grass or a track or some leg exercises & stretches. Best advice is a physio who can identify if its muscular or joint/ligament related though.


Do see a PT if you have problems, but audition them carefully. The current state of the art - based on surfing pretty technical sports science articles after talking to a friend who had a leg muscle problem - says that stretching does not work for over-developed muscles. In fact, it's becoming increasing questionable whether it works for anything you should really care about:

http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/ ... t-injuries

Instead an up to date physio will probably have you doing strength work on the opposing muscle to the one that's over-developed and some **dynamic flexibility** work on the over-developed muscle itself.


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