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Hi guys,

Got a knee question for ya'll.

I've noticed lately that after 5-10 miles of easy riding (90-100rpm) on
flat to super small hills terrain, I get this weak sensation in the left
knee. Feels like it is originating from behind the patella, on the up
side closer to the quad, but not at the skin level, just a tad deeper.
It's not pain. It's not ache. It's a sour feeling, almost ticklish. It
feels weak. I feel it only when pedaling from the 1o'clock position
to the 5'oclock position. Pretty much went pushing/mashing down,
and I feel it the most when climbing small hills. Flat to downhill, I
don't feel it.

My right knee is normal, it feels SOLID at the knee, but the left
knee feels weak, I feel like I want to get off the bike, and twist my
lower leg in order to make something pop at the joint so the weak
feeling will go away.

Does anyone have any idea what I am talking about or have
experienced the same? Where do I start my investigation?

I've had the bike fitted to me and done some very minor adjustments
so it the bike fitting shouldn't be off.

Should I get the bike re fitted? Should I see some sort of doc?
If so, what kind? I'm looking for help, but not sure where I should start.

Thanks!
 

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Hard to say, but from what your describing you may want to go to the doc just as a precautionary move. The ticklish sensation you are talking about doesn't sound right. Of course getting your position checked out by someone who knows what there doing wouldn't hurt either. Could be a saddle too low or incorrect cleat position. I developed an intense pain on the outside of my knee last year while riding up hard climbs. Grant it I had never had these problems before. It wound up being very worn out cleats. I replaced them and I have not had the pain since. Lesson learned on my part.
 

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Cannon Ball said:
Hard to say, but from what your describing you may want to go to the doc just as a precautionary move. The ticklish sensation you are talking about doesn't sound right. Of course getting your position checked out by someone who knows what there doing wouldn't hurt either. Could be a saddle too low or incorrect cleat position. I developed an intense pain on the outside of my knee last year while riding up hard climbs. Grant it I had never had these problems before. It wound up being very worn out cleats. I replaced them and I have not had the pain since. Lesson learned on my part.
Cannon, thanks for the response. What sort of doc should I see for this kind
of issues?

Tks.
 

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Lartymarf said:
Cannon, thanks for the response. What sort of doc should I see for this kind
of issues?

Tks.
I believe it's an orthopedist. Depending on your insurance you may have to go see a general doc first to be referred. You may have some issues with the bands(ligaments) that cross under your patella. Hopefully though it is just a position problem. I least I know that's what you're hoping for. Good Luck. Post back what you find out. It could be useful for someone else here.
 

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Cannon Ball said:
I believe it's an orthopedist. Depending on your insurance you may have to go see a general doc first to be referred. You may have some issues with the bands(ligaments) that cross under your patella. Hopefully though it is just a position problem. I least I know that's what you're hoping for. Good Luck. Post back what you find out. It could be useful for someone else here.
I've just finished having a similar pain which went away immediately upon dropping my seat by 1cm. That also eliminated hamstring issues as well. I was a mess. Who knew the remedy would be so simple.
 

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Drop the seat, see a doctor if it continues....

Or...get you a brand new Titanium/carbon knee that will save weight and impress all the locals....


the Flash
 

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The Flash said:
Drop the seat, see a doctor if it continues....

Or...get you a brand new Titanium/carbon knee that will save weight and impress all the locals....


the Flash

close, as an orthopedic guy who does knee replacements, it's actually cobalt chromium on the femur, titanium or cobalt chromium on the tibia, and a high molecular weight polyethylene insert...to the OP, does it hurt to stand up out of a chair, or when you ambulate or climb stairs?
 

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AlexCad5 said:
I've just finished having a similar pain which went away immediately upon dropping my seat by 1cm. That also eliminated hamstring issues as well. I was a mess. Who knew the remedy would be so simple.
1cm? That's a big difference in adjustment. Sounds like you
had your seat WAY too high before. That's why you had hamstring
issues sine the seat was too high.
 

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Thanks for all who responded. The sore and ticklish sensation has turned
into ache and I was able to pinpoint the location of it in the left knee. It's
coming from the patellar ligament where it connects to the tibial tuberosity.
I've iced the area underneath the kneecap, what else can I do?

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Lartymarf said:
Thanks for all who responded. The sore and ticklish sensation has turned
into ache and I was able to pinpoint the location of it in the left knee. It's
coming from the patellar ligament where it connects to the tibial tuberosity.
I've iced the area underneath the kneecap, what else can I do?

Thanks.
You may want to alternate between hot and cold at this point. Ice is really more effective within a 24 hour period of the injury. BTW I'm not a doctor I just play one on RBR.com.
 

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Lartymarf said:
Thanks for all who responded. The sore and ticklish sensation has turned
into ache and I was able to pinpoint the location of it in the left knee. It's
coming from the patellar ligament where it connects to the tibial tuberosity.
I've iced the area underneath the kneecap, what else can I do?

Thanks.

Did you have Osgood Schlatter disease as a child?
 
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