Join Date: May 2011
Location: Guillestre, France
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So I've yet to see a doc but I'm pretty certain I've developed a nasty case of tendonitis in my left knee over this past riding season(about 35 days of riding). I ride regular, so it's my leading leg and I think the damage is a mix of popping too many ollies, vibrations (we had real shitty icy conditions in the alpes this year) and initiating turns in heavy pow (didnt get much of the nice fluffy stuff this year, just wet heavy stuff)
I've talked to a few people, including my chiropracter and some friends who've had that same problem and the only advice I've recieved is drink lots of water and don't go overboard on exurting it too much.
Problem is I've been doing this and it seems to be getting worse. Before the pain only really bothered me after a hard days riding or after a busy weekend of fitting out clients with rental boots (constant kneeling). I've more or less been on vacation since the end of the season (end of April) and asside from some hiking and biking have been taking it pretty easy but now the pain is so bad it wakes me up in the middle of the night sometimes and it's all stiff in the morning when I get up each morning.
I do plan on seeing a doctor soon but am home visiting my family in Canada and a trip to the doc would mean a few trees worth of paperwork as I'm not covered by insurance here anymore...Soooooo, I'm just wondering if anyone here has any usefull tips to ease the pain/recover while I wait for professional advice. Stretches, ice, heat, vitamins/minerals, take it easy or keep active? What's the deal, what can I do here?
Last edited by caribou; 06-10-2011 at 04:33 PM.