Knee pain can arise from incorrect bike fit (CW) Tight quads affect the pedalling action, and can be seen visually in advanced cases in a pattern we could refer to as 'Kermit the Frog Syndrome ...
What is the source of my cycling knee pain? Most cycling knee pain results from a condition known as patellofemoral pain syndrome. This condition is commonly brought on by athletic overuse or high-impact use of the knees (among bikers, overuse is the more common culprit.) Malalignment of the patella (kneecap) can also cause or exacerbate issues.
Pain at the front of the knee – on and around the knee-cap (patella) – is the most common presentation of cycling overuse injuries, in part due to the anatomy of this area.
Anterior Knee Pain. In contrast to posterior cycling knee pain, anterior knee pain is felt in front of the knee. Most cyclists complain of experiencing anterior knee pain. Most times, pain above the knee is associated with riding with a saddle that is too forward and cranks that are overly long.
With all that said – all the fancy treatments, big words, bike fits, and specific exercises – the best and most common treatment for knee pain in cycling is simple: Rest.
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Most knee cycling pain is caused by a condition known as patellofemoral pain syndrome. This condition is usually brought on by excessive athletic use or the use of knee braces, among bicycles, misuse is a common offense. Damage to the patella “kneecap” can also cause or exacerbate issues.
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