Riding 80 + miles with patellofemoral pain/runners knee
Myself and hubby are planning on cycling 80 (or more miles) this Friday (the most I have done is 64, so looking forward to the challenge!). I am a little worried however about my duff knees. I have 'runners knee' on both knees, the left knee being the worst normally, however when I cycle the right one seems to hurt more. Anyway, I am generally a runner, but because of MTSS injury at the moment I'm cycling more whilst allowing this to heal. Has anybody ridden with those open knee supports on? And if so, is it uncomfortable on long rides? I'm just a bit worried that over 80 miles it's going to start rubbing or crinkling behind the knee making it uncomfortable. The only other thing I can think of doing to give my knees a bit more support during cycling is taping them (have had this done a couple of times by my doc) but I find it quite restrictive. I don't usually wear any support whilst cycling, but I do wonder whether it would be best given the mileage?