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  1. #1
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    Jun 2012

    Will Mountain Biking worsen or help my knee bursitis?

    I have mild to moderate bursitis on my prepatellar and suprapatellar area of my knee.

    Should I maybe lose some weight? I'm 5'10 and 198 pounds (muscular/athletic build) and even though I like being that size I think it maybe taking a toll on my knees; possibly.

    I do mostly steep hilly city riding while I also ride through steep trails sometimes too. Half of the time I'm on level ground. I do make use of all my 8(back) 3(front) gears though.

    I ride a hard tail with bigger than average; front shocks.

  2. #2
    Just a flesh wound
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    May 2008
    I don't think it will make it worse. I had a swollen Bursar Sack on my right knee. It was a problem, but not while riding. Got a Cortisone shot, waited a week to ride and it went away. Lasted 1 year, injured knee playing hockey and got another shot. Over 2 years now.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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