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Knee pain while riding?

Any of you guys suffer from knee discomfort while riding? I think this is the single biggest handicap I have is that I can only be 100% comfortable for about 5 minutes before I really start to ache? I've pretty much just chalked it up to having big legs that dont like to be folded but I need to do something. I'm going to have my suit let out in a few places which I hope helps and then I need to keep stretching this winter. Then I'll Icy Hot those babies before each session.


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yeah i feel ya. It gets pretty bad when I start riding. I get alot of pains behind the knee.. Stretching helps alot for me but doesnt always do it. Have you tried taking Ibprofen? Anti-inflamatory and reduces pain
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or lowering your rearsets some.

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I've been battling pain in my knees for about 6mo. I found it partly is due because of (I hate to say it) poor form while riding. I was putting too much weght on my inside leg while cornering. When i started to relax that leg and use my outside leg more to support myself the pain lessoned. That's partly why I asked about the joint supplements. I did go see a doctor. He ruled out arthritis in me, but said my tendon going over the kneecap was inflamed and was the cause. I get my pain above the kneecaps over the top, and Is worse when i have been siting still (like long rides on the freeway) Icyhot helps me somewhat, but I find using a heat pack is best. Ice seems to tighten me up, and makes the pain worse..

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or lowering your rearsets some.
Like Jr. stated, adjust your riding position...


Or get a bigger bike...


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thanks guys. I have sato's on the lowest setting I may even go backto stock to try it.


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Tony thats interesting I put probably 90% of my weight on my inside foot.. is this not correct? I could lift my outter foot off the peg easily midcorner. I thought you were supposed to put most your weight there? I do notice that when I'm riding horribly and tense I get cramps in my hands really quickly but even when I do feel lose and relaxed I still have a lot of weight on my inside foot.


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Tony thats interesting I put probably 90% of my weight on my inside foot.. is this not correct? I could lift my outter foot off the peg easily midcorner. I thought you were supposed to put most your weight there? I do notice that when I'm riding horribly and tense I get cramps in my hands really quickly but even when I do feel lose and relaxed I still have a lot of weight on my inside foot.
I was told that correct form was to put your weight on the outside leg accross the tank when cornering. Since I changed, I have less knee pain while riding, and I'm less likely to loose my foothold on the outside peg while mid corner. Try this: next time you go practice at the track, and in a good sweeper, pull your outside leg against the tank,and relax the inside leg. I bet you find some of the pressure on you knees go away. With a bit of time and practice I bet you'll feel more stable too.

The difference for me is being able to ride for about 4-5 extra hours on the weekend. With the breaks betwen groups at the track, I can ride all day and only have tired knees, instead of sore ones.

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i think i know the knee pain you're talking about. i had the exact same thing when i start my first trackday. i was putting about 80% of my weight on my inside leg.. since then i've tried to put more of my weight on my outside leg and this has help tremendously. i also find that when my inside leg is stressed, i lose concentration and end up tensing my arms to hold myself up which makes me ride like crap. once in awhile i'll do a double check on my handgrip and how tense my arms are, making sure that they're nice and relaxed.
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I don't know much about bikes but when something hurts a rider on a bicycle that means he needs to change the riding position
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Hmm in the classes I've taken we've done drills where we practice taking our outside hand and then foot off the peg mid corner...

Huh I'll look into it because I need to hcange something.


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i get sore riding mine also. they aren't meant for comfort. my knees from sports already have issues. just something i have to adapt to i know what you mean stone. sports in the past then bikes...they do not mix! on the straight away just do the superman and lean on the tank and let your legs dangle out and flap behind the back of the bike. extending the legs definately helps the knee pain you might look retarded on the track, but it will help the pain


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sports in the past then bikes...I did go see a doctor. He ruled out arthritis in me, but said my tendon going over the kneecap was inflamed and was the cause. I get my pain above the kneecaps over the top, and Is worse when i have been siting still (like long rides on the freeway) Icyhot helps me somewhat, but I find using a heat pack is best.
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There are several reasons of knee pain while you driving on bike. Personally I must say, check your bike seat flexion, it should be 5 to 10 degrees, or search from any related site the accurate degrees. Meanwhile, try to use healthy diet for knee pain, as I heard rice are best to use while facing knee pain.
There is no need to go to any doctor for further treatment please...


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Two things helped me with pain in my right knee: 1. wearing a patellar strap while riding; 2. keeping my foot with the heel rised, resting it on my toes when not pushing the break.
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