Knee Pains for Cyclists

Question from Henry,

I’m a cyclist that rides 5 times a week and averages between 60 and 90 minutes per ride. In the past six months, I’ve experienced pain coming from my right knee. What are your thoughts and tips I can do to fix this?

Without physically looking at you and analysing your technique, I can really only give an educated guess. One of the main causes of knee pains for cyclists generally comes from shoe cleat positions or poor position.

Often cyclists will change their cleats on their cycling shoes and not quite get the position right. This has the potential of turning into an overuse injury.

The first thing you need to do is check that your cleat position is correct and why you are doing this, it is worth getting a bike fit and checking your technique on the bike is correct. It also may pay to ice the knee after every ride for the next couple of weeks.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to see a personal trainer or a physiotherapist and have a full body check for any imbalances.

 

Tim Egge

If you have any questions regarding training, racing or nutrition please email tim@trainsmooth.com

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