For the past week during my riding sessions (three in total) I
have experienced some pain in my left knee that has never appeared before
hand. The pain is not so much a constant sensation but peaks during the
"downstroke" portion of my pedal cycle when force is being applied by my
legs. The pain is magnified going up an incline (corelation between
increase in force applied and increase in pain).
Please excuse my lack of human physio knowledge but the pain is
located just under my left knee cap area (if one were looking at me
directly it would be centered at the 2 o'clock position on or under the
knee cap). I'm assuming this is a tendon problem (tendonitis, sp?) and
would like some advice as to what to do about it. The pain is greatest
after 40km of riding and then disappears after a few days. During that
time I do not ride ( as I find the pain too much to deal with) but do once
the pain disappears and the cycle starts again.
Does or has anyone suffered the same fate and if so could you please
advise me on what to do because I would dearly love to ride again without
the pain I'm experiencing.
Also would going to a doctor help at all or would I have to go to someone
a little more specialized such as a sports injury specialist.
Any and all info is greatly appreciated.