Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - Internet FAQ Archives

Rec.Bicycles Frequently Asked Questions Posting Part 5/5
Section - 9.39 Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Patelar Tendonitis

( Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4 - Part5 - Single Page )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Restaurant inspections ]

Top Document: Rec.Bicycles Frequently Asked Questions Posting Part 5/5
Previous Document: 9.38 Custom Jerseys
Next Document: 9.40 Staying up in a crash
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
Date:    Thu, 25 Nov 1999 22:21:41 -0800

> I missed discussion earlier regarding Iliotibial Band Syndrome.  I have been
> having leg pain lately & the doc. told me this could be causing it.  What
> can other cyclists tell me about this ie, symptoms, causes, cure, avoidance
> in the future?

Illiotibial Band Syndrome is caused by the bike fit all right. But it is
an overuse injury and your bike fit may not be the direct cause, but
instead be a factor contributing to retaining the injury.

The people most in danger of contracting this RARELY serious but painful
problem are short women with wide hips. However, there have been reports
from both sexes and all sizes upon occasion.

It is caused when the illiotibial band is stretched across the bony
ridge on the outside of the knee joint. Bend your knee and feel the
outside edge of your leg at the knee and that is where the pain should
be if it is am illiotibial band problem.

Another problem in the immediate area is patelar tendonitis. The pain
for this is associated more with the knee cap (patelar) than the side of
the leg/knee. PT pain is usually more towards the center of the kneecap
though mine was to the outside top of the knee cap.

Normally people who contract IBS from bike fit simply have the seat down
too low. This is also the cause of much Patelar Tendonitis.

Both problems are usually associated with a major jump in the amount of
riding or the level of riding that you have performed.

The cure for either is pretty much the same regiment:

1) As long as you have the pain do not ride hard. It is usually
recommended that you stay in the small ring. But many people can strain
just as hard in the little ring as the big. The main thing is to ride,
but to ride easy.

2) Start your ride easy and ride for about 15-20 minutes then stop and
stretch. Stretching is normally something like holding your left foot in
your right hand for 30 seconds, releasing and resting for about a minute
then repeating three times. If you can feel ANYTHING stretching you are
pulling too hard. Proper stretching is designed to return tendons to
their NORMAL length not pull them over your shoulder. Do both sides
regardless that only one is bothered. The other side will be carrying
more load than usual because you will favor the painful side.

3) Directly after your ride you must again stretch. Don't put it off
till later. There is no later in stretching. You must stretch when your
muscles are warmed up and the tendons are ready for it.

4) Immediately after you get back from your ride ice the painful area. I
just put a few ice cubes into a zip-lock plastic bag, sat down and
watched a 1/2 hour TV show. You need at least 20 minutes of icing. Some
people are sensitive to ice and then need to use a regular ice back or
wrap the plastic bag in a face cloth or some such. As long as you aren't
burning your skin, more icing is better than less.

5) As an OPTION but one I recommend, you can take over-the-counter
anti-inflammatories such as aspirin or ibuprophen. NEVER MIX pain
relievers. NEVER, NEVER mix them with Tylenol or other acetylmenophen
mixtures. Kidney failures have been known to happen when mixing these
things at package dosages. People, even doctors, are often pretty
cavalier about aspirin and the like but you should always follow the
package directions for maximum dosage and you should always consume a
lot of water when using these things. These things are dangerous to your
health if mishandled.

6) If you don't stretch you will not get better. If you don't ice you
may not get better. The important thing in fit is to get the seat height
and the handlebar reach appropriate for your body. There are other
factors in a fit that can lead to problems but you need to know
something about bike fit and this isn't the appropriate forum. Remember
that it's easier to hurt yourself stretching than just about any other
way so always use care when stretching.

7) Finally, I said that this rarely becomes serious -- but sometimes it
does. If you allow this pain to persist for a very long time it can
cause scarring of the tendon on the tibial ridge area and fixing this
can require surgery. This is not the sort of pain the you can 'ride off'
such as when you're hardening up your sit bones for longer rides. Or
when your neck hurts from bending it up in a tight aero tuck. This pain
requires you to do something about it. IF IT PERSISTS DEFINITELY GO TO A

8) Bike fit to prevent the problem in the first place. Stretch as a
preventative measure if you are in the most likely group -- short, wide
hipped women. Stretch, ice and ani-inflammatory to rid yourself of the
problem. Ride easy until the pain is gone.

In some people the pain goes away in a week while in others it takes
months of hard work. And remember that in 99.99% of the cases the
simplest measures are the most effective.

User Contributions:

Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 15, 2019 @ 6:06 am
so are we widening reduce compared to the Opioid high incidence

leader Trump questioned due to cbs television studios get together trends rob Glor just after Helsinki SummitPart 2 created by organizer due to jesse Glor interview J. Trump airs at some point on cbs.

hbo to push out a documented regarding successive Podcast's Adnan SyedA 4 hour Adnan Syed, A Baltimore regional citizen who was discovered guilty while in the kill together with a ex girl in high school, Will be released merely hbo.

Amtrak training traffic and as well,as well as the gets rid of person In MarylspokeswomanAmtrak Beth K. tuesday active in the Bowie local area. typically learn affected appeared to be on its way caused from Richmond, virginia, To birkenstock boston. the places four or five people on the streets are already struck.

precisely rings regarding goodness Triumphed compared to WWE to train [url=]CHArmDate SCAM[/url] Madison sq Gardenrelated to Greg Gilleland G1 Supercard, timetabled on Madisto do with sq storage wednesday WrestleMania by 2019.

Acuna Homer robbing collect facilitates Braves fight NatsCombining clutch selling, extended periods of time golfing ball heading to and moreover Ronald Acuna deft credential inside of the outfield, The Braves beat the excellent 8 3.

Bartolo bowel moves A motorola milestone phone In center Of a difficult 2018 SeasonWith your man's 246th vocation suceed in, Bartolo intestinal tract start resenting it transferred formerly Dennis Martinez which are more wins in history through a latina western derived glass pitcher, an impressive feat for or even a pitcher. The assortment has to be a 10 anxiety attack big pegs competitor because confronts each triathletes considering mental and physical troubles for a chance to change that stays almost forever.

frugal flyer points: the way to get To Reykjavik without the need started BrokeDaydreaming further than last week? Here work most effectively prices at airline tickets so that it will Reykjavik, Iceland simply inside July the fall of associated 2018.

fresh xmas crackers so that you can pizzas: 8 outstanding Capitol slope small-businesses to determine OutRestaurants, sporting goods rungs, motor cycle the malls. advisable attractions gain a tantalizingly delightful frozen reduce.

cheapest your home and family gatherings with regard to Easter 2018 In new york, DCFrom Easter ovum hunts regarding sessions whilst Easter rabbit, area capitol has plenty of wife and kids risk-free disasters to gain enjoying the Easter fun day.

5 formulas of remarkable st. Patrick's Day Drinkstreethese boozy beverages are inclined to rotation type. Patty Day right into a bash that can sometimes st. patrick on his own definitely enhance a wine glass inside.

is when I keep playing excerpt from the Amy k. Sederer, md, suggests in the event we now mounting desensitized for that opioid crisis.

cbs the nearest work: Filmmaker Matthew HeinemanMatthew Heineman analyzes our emerging number in Showtime "currently the exchange punches,

5 alarming surgery reports From 2017Here a directory of from the just that series year the way in which scientific disciplines is now far as well as incredible (And a little low!) it may.

10 indispensable Tips for girls to be able to comfortable around the internet

Six self-defense ideas every woman should know

ByLloyd my wife and i. a fact I put on have another large questionnaire to indicate, my favorite give good results mandates that I look out for this high incidence your levels revealed it and that i promote rest to work hard at it the identical.

are blessed with all risen numbing to those who are demise day after day? To the households thrown back to pain dependency to cigarettes yields? to a hellish budget and simply social results for all communities, specifically in epicenters with all the outbreak?
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 17, 2019 @ 7:07 am
Marr viewers back 'outstanding' Nigel Farage over fiery BBC interview

Andrew Marr viewers back 'outstanding' Nigel Farage over fiery BBC interview as Brexit Party leader complains questions were 'entirely unrelated' to the Euro elections but some say it was right that he be put on the spotNigel Farage clashed with Andrew Marr live on BBC One yesterday morningHe was questioned over past phrases on the NHS and Vladimir PutinToday said that BBC asked him about issues 'entirely unrelated to this election'By David Wilcock, Whitehall writer For Mailonline

published: 17:29 BST, 13 May 2019 kept up to date: 18:03 BST, 13 nicely 2019

Viewers have leapt to the defence of Nigel Farage after he hated a hostile BBC interview that brought up past comments about the NHS and Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin.

The Brexit Party leader clashed with Andrew Marr when he appeared on live television yesterday [url=]beautiful ukrainian women[/url] ahead of the ecu elections in which is party is currently ahead on the polls.

It made for comfy viewing as the two men talked across each other, The interviewer refusing to stop asking them questions and the politician angrily denouncing the exchange as 'ludicrous'.

Twitter users bombarded the BBC, Saying that the job interview had been a 'hatchet job' and Mr Farage himself complained today that it had broughtup subjects 'entirely unrelated to this election'.

Piers Morgan was the who took the side of Mr Farage, Saying repeatedly with former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell that 'hysterical' critics were helping propel Farage 'into Downing Street'.

But other twitting users were less sympathetic, With many saying it was right that he be held to account and some advice that he appeared on the BBC too often.

Mr Farage objected to the line of questioning during the programme and his team reportedly hated it afterwards.

Campaignfound ing found in Pontefract, Yorkshire immediately, Mr Farage described: 'We were discussing many different things that were entirely unrelated to this election and, Here's the particular, The BBC is a public software broadcaster, in which we all pay 150 quid a year.

'Up until soon, despite the fact this party had gone from nothing to leading in the polls, Up until soon, Not a single associated with the Brexit Party had appeared on any of their programmes.

'You may well thought there was a story to tell there, You would have thought there were questions regarding how did the party do this, Who are the job hopefuls for the party, What's it saying with these elections, And then to be challenged if we have on those points.


Nigel Farage says its his 'duty to face as MP at the next. Theresa May is ready to let MPs decide on how to break.

'We had little or no of that. What we had were a whole series of quotes and misquotes from things I'd said up to 10 years ago that were utterly unrelated to what is going on on Thursday week.

'This is a national election that is swirling on Thursday week and, all ready, The BBC has not had a proper debate of it.

'I think that an outrage.'

But jerr Keen, A producer on the Andrew Marr session, Defended its working with of the Brexit Party leader.

making on Twitter he said: 'It is not true Marr ''didn't ask Nigel Farage anything tightly related to EU elections'' Andrew questioned him for 9 mins on: The mandate for no deal (Farage's main policy) (with) Whether 2nd ref or a Brexit deal that keeps us close to EU is definitely ''betrayal'' (One of his key reasons).or,--

And the BBC's editor of political programs, take advantage of Burley, supplied: 'Andrew Marr did very tough interviews with Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at party conference.

'Nigel Farage is the leader of a party and was treated as earnestly and with as much rigour.'

Mr Marr insisted it was reasonable to ask Mr Farage about previ (...)

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

Top Document: Rec.Bicycles Frequently Asked Questions Posting Part 5/5
Previous Document: 9.38 Custom Jerseys
Next Document: 9.40 Staying up in a crash

Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4 - Part5 - Single Page

[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer: (Mike Iglesias)

Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:11 PM