My knees really ache, why?

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  • My knees really ache, why?
  • Possibly diet related.

    Take plenty of glucosamine and cod liver oil.

    Oxboy
    Member

    I take cod liver oil and going to buy some glucosamine.

    You say it might be diet related, please go on . . .

    ta

    superfli
    Member

    Could be your crank arm length? My knees suffered after 20 odd miles on the bike, needed a new chainset anyway, so got 170 mm arms instead. All sorted now. What length cranks are they and whats you leg measurement? I’m 29-30″ inside leg.

    Give knee strength. What did you expect to happen when you went from not riding much at all to riding every day in a step change? Weak VMO muscle and poor patellar tracking is a probable cause. Do something that will strengthen VMO and it’ll go away. Look it up and you’ll find hunners to fix it

    Premier Icon fadda
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    Check your cleat alignment, too…

    Oxboy
    Member

    Just as long as its muscles thats fine, didnt think my legs were that weak though, been active all my life. Must be just the step up I hope.

    Superfli I think 175 crank arms, 33/34 inside leg, I did a 40 miler on the mountain bike in Feb with no probs . . . . ?

    redthunder
    Member

    as Surrounded By Zulus say…. they’ll build up over time.

    Mine dont ache no more.

    Oxboy
    Member

    I use flat pedals, wondered if clipping in may help?

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    Try experimenting with saddle height. I did 35 miles at the weekend with my saddle an inch higher than normal and my knee hurt for a couple of days after.

    Oxboy
    Member

    Thanks guys, I’ve got a few things to try now.

    Cheers

    B.A.Nana
    Member

    Not something I’ve had a problem with, but a friend was having similar issues on his road bike. Having lots of money, he paid to have his bike set up professionally for him and it sorted out all his issues. So, I guess it’s worth experimenting with your position, saddle height, pitch and moving it backwards/forwards.
    I would stick with flat pedals for now and try playing with adjusting your position over the pedals.

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    similar problem last week excerbated by trying to play squash again 🙄 Doc confirmed I am too old to start that again after a 4yr lay-off and 25yrs playing taking it`s toll 😯
    He prescribed squats to strengthen quads, being local football teams doc I shall heed his advice 💡

    scu98rkr
    Member

    poor patellar tracking

    B.A.Nana
    Member

    Like trekster says, I guess it also might depend on how much hammer your knee joints have taken over the last 20 years. Thankfully, I never played football, rugby, squash etc, so my knees are still sweet at 44.

    Oxboy
    Member

    I’ve been riding to work and back a lot as the weathers so good, also still putting in the offroad adventures every other weekend. Going great guns with my fitness but my knees really hurt of an evening, I mean they burn!
    Whats going on? They cant be shot it can they? I’m ‘only’ 40!
    I dont want to stop the commuting, is there anything I can do to help?

    thanks guys

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