Tendinitis and training- How long should I rest?
Hey guys looking for some opinions here. I've been riding for about 3 years now and I'm looking to start training hard to do some XC racing next year.(Purely for enjoyment, I'm slow) I've ridden singlespeed for about 2 years now and recently switched to gears as the gears are much easier on my knees and tendons. I'm having some pain on the inside of my right knee and some tendon pain from running my seat too high during the Mohican 100 last June. I'm just wondering how long I should stay off the bike before I jump into training for next season? The tendinitis seems to be slowly improving while the knee pain has been bugging me pretty bad when I'm standing at work all day. Any experience with this?
I would ease back into it
Start with whatever a minimal amount is for you. give it 24hrs and increase a lil at a time,
Sounds like you are a serious rider and hardest thing will be "holding yourself back"
I agree with strengthening surrounding area from my own weak knees - I do these before lifting with legs after warm-up
This video is kind of old school but these TKE exercises work.
EliteFTS.com - Buddy Morris 2005 Interview Part 2 - YouTube
Better then leg extension, If you notice Nike commercials with Derrick Rose doing rehab - you can see hin doing a form of TKE's. You can get bands (exercise tubes?) from sporting goods store or hardcore lifting site like EliteFTS - Powerlifting and Strength Training Products and Knowledge for Lifters, Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers
Also anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen worked best for me) I had bed elbow tendinitis. When I went to doc and told him dose I was taking (recommend on label) he laughed and called it a "kiddy dose" - basically increased amount recommend by 50-100%.
A co-worker of mine swears by a product called "Wobenzym N". My wife is in medical field and thru research heard a lot of good things about it from people with chronic pain. It's supposed to be a more natural approach then products like ibruprofen. I get mine from Vitamin Shoppe - "Garden of Life" brand is what my co-worker uses.