Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Knee pain from riding?

  1. #11
    Flirting With The Redline 8000 Posts! Trials's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    8,350
    I give good massage !

  2. #12
    RiderCoach 4000 Posts! NORTY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    4,998
    I had this knee problem on only one of my bikes. I had a Harley RoadKing. Theu don’t have pegs, they have floor boards. When riding, my knees would splay wide. This causes pulling on ACL’s. Yes, it’s a bad habit, I know. I still subconscoisly do it. If you’ve followed me on the street for any length of time, you’ll notice my “ knees in the breeze.”
    Anyway, my pain was caused by the floorboards. Ended up selling that bike after only 5 years of ownership.(The guy I sold it to still loves the bike!) He bought it from me in 2000.
    I wonder if horseback riders have the same issues?
    Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Zerosum View Post
    I like the idea of doing the exercises you mentioned while riding. The two bikes I ride, Ninja 300 and CB1000R, are on the small side for me which leads to leg cramping. I may also look into custom seats, the stock seats are too hard anyways, to raise my seating position and lessen the knee bend.

    I ignored the minor knee pain I had last summer when I was riding but I had a major flare up for which I had to go to a doctor last Saturday. I am going to a specialist next week so we will see what he thinks about motorcycle riding impact.
    I saw another doctor last week. He had no comment on knee impact from riding. Probably, no familiar with it. He recommended Physical Therapy to strengthen the knees, kind of very low intensity/impact type exercises compared to what I did a few times weekly before but with a wider range of motion. I will see if this prevents future flare ups.

    It sounds like prolonged riding aggravates knees for some and some of you do stretching exercises while riding. Does anyone wear motorcycle knee braces for street riding? I know dirt bike riders often wear them. They may transfer some vibration impact away from the knee joints and, as a bonus, serve as extra protection in crashes.

  4. #14
    Flirting With The Redline 1000 Posts! liberpolly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,365
    You may laugh, but tai chi helps immensely with knee and hip aches I started to have when riding.
    "The better you're prepared, the luckier you get".

  5. #15
    Flirting With The Redline 8000 Posts! Trials's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    8,350
    It helps to identify the exact source of the problem; if it is related to ligaments and tendons it is the range of motion or lack of therein that can cause pain and stretching or manipulation can address that (assuming everything is in alignment), but if the problem is at the meniscus or cartilage material between the joints in your bones then glucosamine will probably help with that.
    Glucosamine is like fork oil for your legs seems to work really well on my dog.

  6. #16
    RiderCoach 4000 Posts! NORTY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    4,998
    Dunno if it helps knee hinges, but T-bone steaks my dog seems to like!
    Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.

  7. #17
    Moderator/RiderCoach We've stopped counting... Missy B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Vail, Arizona
    Posts
    25,708
    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    Dunno if it helps knee hinges, but T-bone steaks my dog seems to like!
    Our titanium-legged mutt ate a 2 lb package of elk off the counter about 2 weeks ago. Dog ate better than we did that day! (She has not done that before in the 5 years we have had her but we know better now! Goober.)
    CURRENT BIKES: 2014 Suzuki Wee Strom, 2016 Honda CBR500R
    PREVIOUS BIKES: 2002 Ninja 500, 2002 Kawi ZR-7S, 2002 Kawi Concours, 2003 Yamaha XT225, 2006 Yamaha FZ6, 2005 Suzuki Wee Strom, 2004 Honda CRF250R, Yamaha TTR250
    Test riding bikes since 2004.
    If loud pipes save lives, imagine what learning to RIDE that thing will do!

  8. #18
    I found that I would get soreness from longer rides on a sportbike. The constant shifting of bodyweight back and forth and long stangnation is the same bent position would start to aggravate my knees. I would start to stop more frequently and walk around to prevent the stagnation.

  9. #19
    RiderCoach 4000 Posts! NORTY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    4,998
    In the old days, a bad knee was usually the result of an open class thumper (or ringding) that would “kick back.”
    Boy, THAT was an education....
    Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •