The below article first appeared on the Active.com website in an article by Marc Lindsay | Link to original article click here
It’s not uncommon for athletes to be drawn to cycling from another sport because of the perceived notion that it is a low-impact activity. Because of this, more and more people give up sports like running or tennis in favor of cycling to save their ailing joints.
While there is some validity to the belief that cycling does less damage to the cartilage in the knee because of the low level of impact involved, it doesn’t mean that the sport doesn’t present an opportunity for knee injuries.
Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis are two common cycling-related injuries caused by overuse, weak muscles and improper bike fit. Both can make cycling nearly impossible.
Use these four tips to fix knee pain and make your cycling more enjoyable.