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    Hyper extended knee recovery time?

    Did a long ride several weeks ago with a new bike. The saddle was set way too high and by the end of the ride, I had the knee pain to prove it. I continued to ride through the pain but every time I did, the pain would get worse. So I laid off for about 2 weeks. Knee is now feeling almost 100 %. I'm guessing another 2 days and there will be no pain. I think I'm gonna give it a few nore days beyond that and round out a full three weeks before I get back on the bike. Does this sound too soon? Race season will be starting in late March and I'd like to not lose too much fitness. At the same time, I'd hate to start the season with a recurring injury. Anyone have any similar experience or knowledge to share would be appreciated.

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    I'd recommend getting a professional bike fit. They're well worth the money, but find someone that comes recommended.

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    I'm scheduled for Tuesday. Not gonna take any more chances.

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    I had my seat too high for a long time and developed pain in my hamstring tendon. The day I had my bike fit, I felt 90% better. Was still a litttle sore in that tendon riding or not. It quickly got better. Now, a 5 years later, if i push too hard after too much time off, that tendon is the first place to get sore.
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    Best thing about an ultra marathon? I just get to ride my bike for X hours!

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    Ok. Nix the "hyper extended" title. Apparently, it is actually Patella Femoral Syndrome....Anybody, anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinch
    Ok. Nix the "hyper extended" title. Apparently, it is actually Patella Femoral Syndrome....Anybody, anybody?
    Who gave you the diagnosis? Where are you feeling the pain, front of the knee, or back of the knee?

    BFE

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    Primary care Dr. He's sending me to a specialist. Pain is behind of my knee. Not really sure the diagnosis is congruent with my injury.

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    If the pain is "behind the knee" as in the back of the leg then it wouldn't be PFS. Now if the pain is "behind the knee" meaning under the knee cap then yes it vary well could be PFS and theres not a whole lot you can do other then try to rest it and do the proper measures to limit the swelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    If the pain is "behind the knee" as in the back of the leg then it wouldn't be PFS. Now if the pain is "behind the knee" meaning under the knee cap then yes it vary well could be PFS and theres not a whole lot you can do other then try to rest it and do the proper measures to limit the swelling

    Yeah, what he said. Seeing a specialist will help you better determine the proper diagnosis, which will help point you in the right direction of a faster recovery.

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    I have resently developed the same problem, skipped the doctor and went straight to the physio where it was determined to be my IT band. I've cut down my riding big time in the last couple weeks and I am doing the stretches the strengthening excerises that were given to me and everything is feeling good. I'm back to work tomorrow so I`ll have another 4 days off to rest it. Then we`ll see where we are sitting.

    My pain started at the back side of my knee and if I kept riding through the pain would migrate to the outer side of my knee.

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