Saturday I was barely able to complete a simple, easy 2 hour ride because of an extreme pain in my knee. Even though my legs are about as straight as the Missoura river I've never had any problems with them... until then. When anyone in my family gets sick we consult Dr. Koop's Self Care Advisor but that book was not going to tackle something as unique as a cyclist knees so then I turned to Andy Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for cyclist
I'm no doctor but with the help of this book it appears that I might have Patellar Tendinitis.
Pain in the front of the knee, below the patella, when you pedal or walk upstairs.... You may also experience pain when you merely touch the tendon...
- Hard Sprinting
- climbing in a big gear
- Off the bike Activities
- Combination of all the above (this is my assumed cause)