Scare, changes, "advice"
This might get long. I have been doing martial arts almost as long as I have been riding. Over the years, I've done a lot of damage to my body. My knees have been going bad for many years, and this past winter things got really bad. To the point of struggling to walk. Also, the past two years, after trackdays I have struggled greatly to walk (the pain in my knees is extreme after a day of switching from side to side on the bike). So, the docs sent me to physical therapy (which helped for the first time). Also, the therapist highly recommended riding bicycles. So, I got a really cool carbon fiber bicycle and I have been riding on a trainer all the time and the trials on the weekends, and things are getting better. However, I'm still struggling to ride my 10 for longer distances. It will be interesting to see this summer if I can take multiple day rides.
So, anybody out there struggling with bum knees? Anyone using a bike to heal bum knees? The problem is my kneecaps are falling off to the sides (aka runners knees, even though I'm not a runner). I have refused NSAIDS, because I had really bad luck with them in the past, and would rather have the knee pain than the internal bleeding.