How can I solve the knee pain caused by cycling?

Excessive riding too frequently will cause injuries to the body. One of the most common problems is knee pain. So how to relieve the pain caused by riding of knee injuries.

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What are the common conditions of knee pain?

When our riding posture is incorrect and our legs are turned outward when riding, non-persistent pain in the inner thighs will occur. This pain will usually be felt when we suddenly change our posture after a long period of immobility after riding. This condition is not a knee injury, but a strained medial thigh ligament. In this case, we can appropriately reduce the intensity of exercise and use locking shoes to change the riding posture.

When we continue to pedal the bike vigorously, we experience non-persistent pain at the upper seam of the knee area, manifested as swelling or tingling, which leads to muscle and tendon strain. In this case, we should reduce exertion or have a rest.

When we ride, there is a foreign body sensation in the knee, swelling and pain when pressing the kneecap, and the pain worsens when the kneecap is rocked back and forth. This is damage to the cartilage tissue on the inside of the knee. Physical auxiliary treatment is necessary, and large-scale surgery is not allowed in the next period of time.

How to relieve knee injuries caused by cycling?

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1. Adjust the height of the seat: avoid stretching the pedal too straight when the pedal is in the vertically downward direction, which will completely tighten the legs and increase the tension of the knee joint; avoid bending the cover too much when the pedal is in the vertically upward direction, which will increase the tension of the knee joint and pressure in the knee joint.

2. Adjust the pedaling frequency: use light gears when start learning riding. The force should be evenly distributed on both legs and not too hard. When riding, try to use a small gear ratio and increase the pedaling frequency. Do not make the gear ratio too heavy. Too much force output will have a great impact on the knee joint. You should pedal briskly during riding.

3. Adjust the pedaling angle: keep the pedaling action completely on a vertical plane to avoid riding your thighs inward or outward. If not, it will cause unnatural friction in the knee joint.

4. Control the riding rhythm: do not blindly increase the riding distance, always maintain the rest time of the knee joint and gradually increase the endurance and strength of the knee joint, so that knee joints can gradually adapt to the self-repair speed.

5. Avoid riding on rainy days: if knees are blown by cold wind and moisture, it is easy to cause discomfort. Wind, cold, and moisture are important causes of arthritis, so avoid cold knee joints and ride on cold days. If necessary, knee pads should be worn.

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