kellt Registered User
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To start off I'm not looking for medical advice. I have been suffering knee problems for the last 2 months since ww200 And I usually did 200-250 weekly for last two years. With regular 100-130 k spins. Does anyone know of any specialist Physio in Dublin who deals with knees ? I've been to 2 physios several times and not helping. Cleats have been relplaced and bike position is fine. Thanks

ActingDanClark Registered User
#2

I'll be watching this with interest! It's not advancing years by any chance?

kellt Registered User
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damian139 said:
I'll be watching this with interest! It's not advancing years by any chance?


I'm only 29 can't wait to see problems when I'm 50

kenmc Registered User
#4

Paul tansey in dundrum supposed to be good. he cycles too

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on_the_nickel Registered User
#5

Currently getting physio for runners knee, even though I dont run.

Symptoms were pain "behind" the knee cap, especially when going downstairs - sound familiar? It's due to outside of quad being stronger than inside, patella gets pulled over too far. Physio and regular exercises to strengthen inner thing seems to be working.

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kellt Registered User
#6

on_the_nickel said:
Currently getting physio for runners knee, even though I dont run.

Symptoms were pain "behind" the knee cap, especially when going downstairs - sound familiar? It's due to outside of quad being stronger than inside, patella gets pulled over too far. Physio and regular exercises to strengthen inner thing seems to be working.


Sounds pretty similar to me I presume it's to build up the thighs to prevent muscle strength imbalance to get everything back to normal

on_the_nickel Registered User
#7

*When I said "thing", I meant thigh!

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#8

Hurry up and get better kellt. I'm getting too used to solo spins since your injury! I need my man up front to shelter behind in the wind!

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kellt Registered User
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Lusk Doyle said:
Hurry up and get better kellt. I'm getting too used to solo spins since your injury! I need my man up front to shelter behind in the wind!

Into the gym I thinks

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nak Registered User
#10

I had knee surgery last year and went to a few physios who tried to rehab me for a sedentary lifestyle, so was still having problems on bike as quads were weak. Have been going to Aidan Woods for a few months now and have been getting great results - lots of gym work involved (3 times/week at moment, initially 5 days) and he's a cyclist which helps:

http://www.pearsestreetphysio.com/index.asp

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Zen0 Registered User
#11

If it doesn't improve with some physio, ask the doc to refer to you for an MRI. I had knee problems for years, getting worse until my level of physical activity was severely restricted. I had all but given up on the medical profession. I assumed I had arthritis in the knee. Then an additional injury made me so desperate I went back to the doctor, for the first time in over 10 years. The doc sent me for an MRI. Turned out my tissue (particularly the IT band) was so tight it was pulling the patella into the knee and causing pain. Several physio sessions later, lots of foam roller pain and stretching, squats and I was doing stuff I hadn't done in years. Did the W100 earlier this year, have just done the Leinster Loop 120k, and am wondering how far I can push my limits. The MRI gives information on your soft tissue which was just not possible ten years ago.

Kellt, I will hit 50 in the next 18 months, and I'm thinking of doing something challenging to mark it. Maybe I'm just lucky, but as far as I'm concerned, 50 is just the beginning.

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tomasrojo Registered User
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kenmc said:
Paul tansey in dundrum supposed to be good. he cycles too


I presume he's a relative of the late Joe Daly? (Whose real surname was Tansey, IIRC.)

nak Registered User
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Zen0 said:
If it doesn't improve with some physio, ask the doc to refer to you for an MRI. I had knee problems for years, getting worse until my level of physical activity was severely restricted. I had all but given up on the medical profession. I assumed I had arthritis in the knee. Then an additional injury made me so desperate I went back to the doctor, for the first time in over 10 years. The doc sent me for an MRI. Turned out my tissue (particularly the IT band) was so tight it was pulling the patella into the knee and causing pain. Several physio sessions later, lots of foam roller pain and stretching, squats and I was doing stuff I hadn't done in years. Did the W100 earlier this year, have just done the Leinster Loop 120k, and am wondering how far I can push my limits. The MRI gives information on your soft tissue which was just not possible ten years ago.

Kellt, I will hit 50 in the next 18 months, and I'm thinking of doing something challenging to mark it. Maybe I'm just lucky, but as far as I'm concerned, 50 is just the beginning.


My MRI only showed a bone bruise, surgeon found a cartilage tear and arthritis. A lot of MRIs don't show anything. I developed ITB syndrome from overtraining after the surgery with weak quads. Same treatment as above. Foam roller hurts like hell but works really well. A good sports massage once a month helps too.

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I find filled the anus completely with chewed chewing gum (not peppermint) helps a lot in the comfort stakes when on a long cycle

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