I’m struggling with some injuries and would like to know your approach(es) towards specific recovery training.
It all started with me switching from SPD to Favero Assioma’s on my race bike. I had never done a bike fit and had adjusted the spd’s all by myself along the way. No physical complaints, happy me. Then came the Assioma’s, which I fitted ‘on sight’. Few weeks later, I had issues with both achilles tendons (cleats were placed too high up), and decided to do a proper bike fit. That went well up to a certain point. The new cleat position induced a torsion in my right knee. That was corrected in a follow session with the specialist, but I suffer from a slight discomfort up to today.
Fast forward a few weeks: I just returned from my osteopath. He confirmed no signs of remainder of achilles problem, but he saw that there’s a slight swelling on the knee. Further inspection, we noticed that just below the knee cap, the quadriceps tendon (if that is the correct term) is aching. Note that I only feel this pain when the tendon is manualy manipulated. I doesn’t ache when I walk, do stairs,… Normal activities like walking, driving car (manual) just gives me an uncomfortable feeling as if the knee is still torned.
He suggested ice packs to decrease swelling.
Upon me asking what I can do on the trainer, he confirmed only low intensity for 3 to 4 weeks, ice pack after each session, and evaluate end November, beginning of December.
I’d love to have some insights from you all on what I can do on the trainer in the meantime (yoga, strength, pure easy spinning?).
I don’t do any other sports and moreover covid19 closed all swimming pools etc. So I have my trainer only to assist me in recovery.
Thanks for the input