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Bicycle Touring and Knee Pain
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:00:28 AM »
One of the most common problem encountered during a bicycle tour - especially an extended one - is knee pain. The most common cause is patellar tendonitis which causes anterior knee pain. If it is not taken seriously, this can lead to serious life-long damage and/or might require knee surgery.

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Bicycle Touring and Knee Pain - Causes & Treatment
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Re: Bicycle Touring and Knee Pain
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 05:05:22 AM »
I too used to suffer from this one till a chiropractor explained it to me and gave a simple stretch.
  Because the thigh muscle get used so much it gets tight and in turn pulls up on the knee.

  With your back straight pull up on the ankle/foot from behind your back. Then gently try to pull the leg/thigh backwards while keeping the back straight.
  You see joggers do this one all the time but most do it incorrectly. They do the stretch and bend forward. If done correctly you'll feel a definite pull on the entire thigh muscle which in turn loosens up the knee.
   
   Hey it worked for me

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Re: Bicycle Touring and Knee Pain
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 05:14:36 PM »
Getting an injury while on a tour has always been a fear of mine. What extra precautions do you guys take when on the road.  I have been looking into travel insurance.  My vacations tend to be all about riding outside of the country. Has anyone used atlas travel insurance?  Thoughts?
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Re: Bicycle Touring and Knee Pain
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 10:14:55 PM »
Getting hurt on our is in our case "normal".
Last year my wife went over the handlebars in Uzbek, due to the biggest open hole this side of the black hole.
I took my first tumble in remote Tajikistan, and the best was in China. Arm leg hip and black eye. Both from coming off the bike.
 In all cases we left bruised and bleeding and just kept on going.

we had insurance (insure4less) but just got some stuff from the local chemist. Always cheap enough.

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