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I have not changed any of the setup of my road or mountain bike for 3 years, however I have started experiencing some serious pain in my left knee. The pain is a constant pain even after getting off of the bike and is more prominent during or after time on my road bike. I am still able to trail run though without discomfort unless I was recently on my bike. Any thoughts? Thanks
 

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I assume you use the road bike more??
I assume you are riding about the same amount?? not building for anything.

What makes you think it is related to biking??
 

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I unfortunately do not know that it is biking related. Riding seems to be the only thing that causes it to start hurting. I have taken up to a week off from riding and had no problems, then I start again going easy and the pain begins again.
 

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Had a similar problem this winter. My knee would start hurting after 10-20 minutes of riding. A really odd pain on the inside upper portion of my kneecap. Didn't hurt doing anything else. Didn't ride for about 10 days and it went away. I think it may have been from slamming that area of my knee on my coffee table.
 

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You might have injured it doing something else as Kmosses said - hit a table, chair , twisted it etc - and cycling just uses it the "right way" to make it hurt. You haven't by any chance changed your riding shoes or pedals, played with your cleats etc? Cleat position and/or new shoes could very easily cause such problems. Where is the pain? Have you tried icing it, rubbing it, going to a doc or physio about it?
 

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I recently went through something similar. My left knee started giving me problems right after Christmas. It mainly hurt when running, but then it started to give me some pain when cycling (both road bike and mountain bike). I went through three pairs of running shoes thinking that had something to do with it. I tried running more, and I tried resting more, but neither helped. Finally, I consulted with a local pharmacist and he suggested I try glucosamine (1500 mg tablets). He said sometimes cartiledge in your knees gets damaged and can form a sharp point which will irritate the joint. Glucosamine is supposed to help smooth it out again. It took about 3-4 weeks to do the trick (the pharmacist told me to expect that), and the first couple of days it really upset my stomach, but my body got used to it. Might be worth a shot. It was a big help to me.
 
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