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started cycling after serious teenage knee injury during snowboarding and then mid-20's injury in kickboxing,
a decade later, I could not continue running or even jogging.
After a few years of cycling, I can run again, and pretty much don't feel any residual pain from past conditions,
including torn meniscus, ligament tears, or even patellar pain during running.
I did experience however, that many cyclists who started later like me, went for this (the most amazing and addictive sport) after very similar injuries, and had similar experiences.
Are you one of them?
if so, what have been your experiences?
road biking has been the greatest exercise in the world for me, and I keep getting stronger each year.
Also I crashed quite hard in a race a few weeks ago and had somewhat of a knee injury; from my knee cap slamming into the ground at 25 mph. I just kept riding at a high cadence for a few weeks and my knee healed amazingly and I was still able to enjoy my exercise, which is something I don't think could be said for running. Bikes are amazing!
Took up cycling as I always liked it as a kid ... Been at it for almost 2 decades/
I've not pushed the knee hard enough over the years to have recurring problems. But over the years, the creaking I experienced back then has definitely not been so obvious. At least I don't suffer from the infamous "knee wobbles" that many have with a damaged knee anymore.
Not sure if its the joint recovering or is it just that the muscles developed from cycling have helped to reinforce the joint.
I was told I had "loose articulation" syndrome (don't know the scientific name of this ). And that cycling would help to strenghten my knee and ankle area.
I don't if it comes from all the sports I did as a child. Not the best choice for the knees I suppose: Breast stroke specialty as a swimmer, athletics triple jump, sprinting and soccer in the summer, and downhill ski racing in the winter.
I know as soon as I stop cycling for a moment, the knees start to hurt...
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