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Cycling & Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a frequent complaint among cyclists, stemming from a range of factors. Despite using Apiir for optimal positioning, persistent knee pain might necessitate consulting a specialist. Reach out to us, so that we can get you in touch with a specialist.


Identifying and Responding to Different Types of Knee Pain

Apiir looks at 3 different types of knee pains. Under is a general representation of the pains, and how we handle them:

 

  • Knee Front:
    Pain at the front of the knee is frequently linked to a saddle that's too low or improperly positioned. Adjusting the saddle height and its fore-aft position can provide relief.

  • Knee Back:
    Pain at the back of the knee is frequently linked to a saddle that's set too high or too far forward. Adjusting the saddle height and its fore-aft position can provide relief.

  • Knee Inside:
    After confirming correct saddle position and height, and the pain remains after some cycling sessions, the issue might be related to cleat positioning or foot alignment. In such cases, consulting a specialist might be advisable.

Fine-Tuning Cleat Positioning for Addressing Knee Pain

Cycling comfort significantly hinges on the correct positioning of cleats. Proper cleat placement is crucial not only for overall comfort but also for preventing both knee and foot pain.

 

  • Knee Front:
    • Crank Arm Length: Consider reducing it.
    • Cleat Position: Moving cleats further back can help.

  • Knee Back:
    • Pedal Axle Width: Increase the pedal axle width.
    • Cleat Float: Reducing the float here can also be effective.

  • Knee inside:
    • Pedal Axle Width: Decreasing this width can be beneficial.
    • Cleat Float: Try reducing the float of your cleats or pedal plates.

 

Apiir can get you in touch with a Specialist

Persistent knee pain, despite adjustments based on Apiir, indicates the need for a professional assessment. Apiir can get you in touch with a specialist, potentially uncovering underlying issues not immediately apparent through our bike fit app.

 

Take contact with us at hello@apiir.tech!