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Thread started by Alfredo at 03.31.09 - 6:16 pm

I have a bent left crank and some uber messed up pedals.

Having said that, could that cause a PCL injury,cause it really does hurt. I'm not really sure if it is torn or not, but it is uncomfortable to pedal and walk (at times)
Can anyone answer my question? Pwease?


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Alfredo
03.31.09 - 6:22 pm

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bad position/pedaling can obviously affect your knees. i'm not a doctor so no specifics here... but messed up equipment CANNOT help. rest up a bit until you feel better, change your cranks/pedals at one of the co-ops and see if that improves your situation. If you don't feel better, go see a doctor.



cassidy
03.31.09 - 6:35 pm

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Thanks cass



Alfredo
03.31.09 - 7:14 pm

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look my old 'knee pain thread'
had some great tips in there
ice it, pressure and i tihnk elivate it.

but double check
GET BETTER



aksendz
03.31.09 - 8:30 pm

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what kind of pain is it? Does it burn or sting? I'm just curious.



Gav
03.31.09 - 8:37 pm

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Neither, it feels like I've been charlie horsed.
Every single time I extend my leg


Near the top part of my calf and all those delicious ligaments behind my knee.
See, I really think it's my equipment though because whenever I pedal I use my calfs for the very very end of the stroke in order to compensate for not having cages and pulling up. Which in turn could have led to my muscles and such flexing a way they shouldn't.


Cause I think it started acting up about a week ago. In the midst of training and commuting to school.



Alfredo
04.1.09 - 8:15 am

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Thats not the only thing bent.



rayrayray
04.1.09 - 8:17 am

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when you recover, remember to always stretch,



aksendz
04.1.09 - 8:18 am

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yea, i think I'm gonna start doing that, stretching that is.
& Ray shouldn't you be at school?



Alfredo
04.1.09 - 8:24 am

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I'm in the middle of class actualy.



rayrayray
04.1.09 - 8:24 am

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shouldn't both of you be in school



aksendz
04.1.09 - 8:25 am

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i'm sick



Alfredo
04.1.09 - 8:37 am

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Why do you think it's the PCL? That's kind of random. That's the ligament that's least likely to be bothering you. It's more likely your meniscus (the inside cartilage padding the ends of your leg bones in the joint). A bent crank certainly can't help. Take a break from riding, fix your crank, take ibuprofen, ice it, rest, etc.



0gravity
04.1.09 - 10:32 am

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.....oh, just saw your later post about the pain being to the top of your calf where it connects behind the knee. That's sort of where the ACL/PCL connect near where the hamstring connects. So it could be ACL/PCL but it's still more likely a strained/pulled hamstring at that location. ACL/PCL injuries are almost always black or white; as in they either tear with a sudden and very painful pop, or they are not affected at all. It's more likely hamstring, which means the same treatment, rest, ice, ibuprofen, elevation, more rest.

FYI, I'm not a doc, but have had three knee surgeries so have learned all the ins-and-outs.





0gravity
04.1.09 - 10:48 am

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Thank You Grav!, oh and btw are these injuries related to cycling, or an entirely different thing?





Alfredo
04.1.09 - 11:49 am

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May be shin splints even. Definitely replace the messed up parts on your bike, it makes a big difference in your riding and your physical well-being. If your knee is really bothering you, and you still need to ride, wrap it in an ace bandage or brace for support til it feels a little better.



kryxtanicole
04.1.09 - 6:19 pm

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