Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This morning I rode out to Pearl Izumi to check in with the shoe guys and show them the hike-a-bike shoes I've been testing. My knee hurt a fair bit on the ride home, and I played around with holding my patella in various positions as I pedaled, and some of them really seemed to eliminate the pain until I put my hand back on the bars. Does anyone have any experience using tape to stabilize the patella? I've been reading about the McConnell method, and it seems like it might be worth a try. My PT appointment isn't until early next week, and I'm getting antsy not being able to ride much, but I'm hesitant to do too much beyond my stretching/strengthening regiment.