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Why do my knees hurt? Cycling knee pain explained and how to manage it

Why do my knees hurt? Cycling knee pain explained and how to manage it

If your knees hurt from cycling, there’s no need to carry on suffering. We’re here to help you identify where the discomfort’s coming from, what’s…

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If your knees hurt from cycling, there’s no need to carry on suffering.

We’re here to help you identify where the discomfort’s coming from, what’s causing it and how to stop it.

In this article, we look at the areas of the knee where pain might be felt when riding a bike, and the specific conditions that can lead to knee pain when cycling.

Later we’ll take a close look at the inner workings of the knee, and how cycling overuse injuries can lead to problems that stem from three broad categories.

All of them will have contributory factors from these three problem domains: changes in training intensity (cycling-specific); changes in equipment (bike-specific); and our intrinsic anatomical and biomechanical make-up (cyclist-specific).

The key is to identify which of these is most relevant to you and make a change.

Read on to boost your knee knowledge and banish needling pain. Remember the golden rule for cycling knee pain While we can give you some basic strategies for getting out of trouble when plagued by knee pain, the old adage rings true: stay out of trouble in the first place. Many problems with the knee can be avoided by not making sudden increases in your training regime or drastic changes in bike setup Look after your legs and they’ll look after you: stretch all the big muscle groups after each ride and treat them to the odd massage Don’t neglect core muscle strength – smaller core muscles can relieve much bigger limb muscles of surprisingly large loads […]

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