Fifty Plus (50+) - No Saturday Ride
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05-20-07, 04:15 AM
Weirdest thing happened to me the past couple of days. My left elbow became very swollen, red, and generated so much heat I could have ironed clothes with it. Just the left elbow. It was so tender that just putting on a shirt and having the cloth run over it would be painful.
It was on the outside part, around the joint. I mean this baby got huge. I tried to ride yesterday but hitting the slightest bump would hurt so much that after about 10 miles I gave up and came back home.
The swelling is down considerably this morning, but it's still hot to the touch and tender. I think it's getting better.
So, this weekend I lived vicariously through everyone else. Thanks for the posts on your rides.
That happened to me once, or I though I bumped it, and the next day it was gone, go figure, never happened again.
My left elbow became very swollen, red, and generated so much heat I could have ironed clothes with it.
I have a pile of ironing you could do...
05-20-07, 12:47 PM
My elbow story is far too long to relate here but suffice to say it goes back to my drinking days and a bar stool and a tile floor. Bone chip in the joint. This was the most painful thing ever. Finally it was dissolved with an ultrasonic device and good since.
05-20-07, 03:23 PM
Insect bite perhaps???
That was my thought, too. I've had a spider bite and the reaction was very similar.
05-20-07, 06:39 PM
It's much better today. Very well could have been an insect bite. I had a bump there. Still real hot, but at least it doesn't look like I have a tennis ball on my elbow joint, and only a little red.
05-20-07, 07:59 PM
Insect bites can be pretty bad. Remember Jonathan Vaughters' bee sting in the 2001 Tour de France?
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