Can you help me solve this cycling-induced Pain?
Off and on all season I have been getting a pain in a location I’ll try to describe with my knee bent: approximately the innermost (most medial) point of the bend of the knee – my impression is that it originates a little down into my calf at the most upper and medial area, maybe extending upward into my VMO as well. It’s really hard to describe without pointing at it.
Anyhow, my massage therapist had posed the possibility of pes anserinus (goose’s foot) tendinitis, but my PT dissed this opinion as too medial for that structure and wrote it off to a calf strain.
It seems to come on when I try to pedal “correctly,” i.e. in circles. I think the pulling back (scraping) motion brings it on. But why? I do overpronate moderately in that (right) foot, so have placed an insert with arch support in my shoes AND added shims to my cleats to counteract the pronation. The pain (until yesterday) seemed to have been helped by these measures, but it really flared up on a long ride yesterday – usually hasn’t hurt DURING a ride, only after. But yesterday . . . OUCH!!
Any ideas? Even my VMO hurts today. Thanks!