In the late 1980's I injured my knees through overuse when cycling with a touring group that proved to be beyond my capabilities.
Since then I've had recurrent knee pain (mainly the left knee but sometimes the right as well) … when I tried resuming regular solo cycling. I've also had intermittent sciatic pain, mainly on the left side, plus some tightness in the neck over the years. When I stopped cycling the knee symptoms would largely disappear. I’ve continued to walk a lot without problems with my knees.
I was once a regular chiropractic patient but stopped in the mid-1990s since I didn’t consider my occasional sciatic and neck symptoms enough of a problem to continue treatment.
I’m retired now … just turned 70 … and I want to get back into easy, level cycling on my new Trek 7100 hybrid rig.
Before I turn to formal physical therapy … has chiropractic care evolved to provide meaningful relief from my achy knees when cycling?
Does my intermittent sciatic situation play a role re my knees … being “the weakest link” so to speak?
Posted By MICHAEL J MOONEY on August 30, 2008 at 23:16:36: