Pain at head of fibula

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Pain at head of fibula

Postby Red Rider » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:10 pm

After the last 3 or 4 weekend rides there has been some pain around the head of my left fibula (the nobbly bit on the outside side of the knee). My uncle-in-law is a nurse (and cyclist) and said it was an inflammation. It looks to be the tibial condyle and/or peroneus longus. When I lift my leg it is sore.

Not too long before this started happening I changed from some clipless mountain bike pedals to some clipless Shimano 105 pedals. I have adjusted the left cleat to be the same angle as the right one, that seemed to help a little. The other thing I noticed is the left cleat is a lot tighter in the pedal, so it may not move around much in the pedal and allow the joints to move a little naturally?

The pain goes away during the week when I ride my commuter with the mountain bike clipless pedals.

Any ideas on what I can do to make it go away?
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Re: Pain at head of fibula

Postby sogood » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:29 pm

1) Anti-inflammatory medication.
2) Rest.
3) Adjust the cleat.

Take note of how you normally ride on the commuter (foot/knee angle and rotation) and they try to accommodate that on the new pedal/cleat system. A small change in cleat adjustment can often have a disproportionate impact.
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Re: Pain at head of fibula

Postby Red Rider » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:51 pm

Is there a way to let the cleat move around a bit more in the pedal? The left cleat seems very tight in the pedal.
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Re: Pain at head of fibula

Postby sogood » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:55 pm

SPD-SL cleats come in various float angles. But the pair you have should be the same. Try to rotate the cleat a bit and see. Otherwise it could just be a tight new cleat that needs to be worked loose.
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Re: Pain at head of fibula

Postby Marty Moose » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:17 pm

I've had this when my seat was a fraction to high!!

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