I’ve made great progress on the indoor erg trainer, but it is slowly creating more knee pain on the right side. Note, this is 99% only while riding indoors. Outside is a non-issue, but with my schedule, almost all of my time is spent riding indoors.
I grew up playing hockey and only ever stopping on one side, so my right leg is weaker, lacks balance, and shoes even fit differently. While my left leg & foot feel like a powerful train riding the rails, my right side always feels like its trying to catch up/not hurt.
I’ve spent a lot of energy and money playing with fit professionally & by myself including shoes, shims (in & out of shoe), float, cleat position, and socks. I believe I have 4 troubleshooting steps left…
- Work with a medical sports professional to receive custom orthotics along with a new professional fit.
- Switch to flat pedals… sure it’s not ideal, but neither is staying off the bike
- Build/buy a rocker plate or Neo/KK trainer that has some sway
- Dedicate even more time on single leg strength and balance.
I like #2 the best, because it requires the least amount of money, time, and commitment… flats for indoor use only… is it really that bad?