I’ve generally been very comfortable on my Specialised Power saddle for the past 6 months or so (even on the turbo which used to be a real problem).
Over the past 4 weeks, the area of my right hand sit bone has become increasingly sore and actually swollen under the skin. On the surface, there are some redness, but nothing serious – no broken skin or saddle sores.
It is very, very sore at the start of the ride, but the pain would reduce over the first 20 minutes to a point where I could keep going ok, but with mid-discomfort – as if the area was numbing up slightly.Yesterday I changed the saddle to a fabric line, just in case the saddle was causing the problem, but the pain was exactly the same. I’ve also experimented with moving the saddle forward and up – no joy.Tried my commute this morning, but had to turn after 100 metres – the pain was just too much.
I’m usually on the bike 6 days a week and have never had any problem like this before – usually I can be on the bike for 4 hours on the weekend ride with no problems, which is why I’m going straight for medical advice rather than looking at another bike fit.I’ve booked into see a doctor this afternoon – just wondering if anyone else has had similar problems, as maybe a doctor might not even the best solution – maybe its a physio i’d be better visiting?