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Old 09-23-09, 11:19 AM   #1
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Ouch my elbows!

I was going to join the thread on Tennis Elbow pain below, but thought I shouldn't highjack that thread, as mine is not TE, I don't think. I have had that before, from winching* on a weeklong sailing trip. That, for me at least, seemed to come from within the elbow joint, it would wake me up in the middle of the night.

What I am finding, with just a few weeks of riding my Miyata 210 road bike (drop bars) on short rides, up to about 15 miles, is a pain in the soft tissue on the inside of my elbows. It feels fine when riding, or afterward, but the next day it's a little sensitive and can flare up when I lift anything, and this persists for the next few days, though not enough to keep me off the bike.

I am a noob to riding on drops, really a noob to serious cycling. I know I need to adjust my position and fit, esp as at first I was keeping my arms locked straight, an obvious no-no. I hadn't expected to like the drops and thought I'd change them out, but actually I like leaning over and don't have any issues with my back, etc. And of course there are the flats, hoods, etc. which have to put a lot less stress on the arms.

Not to highjack the OP's post but I wonder if anyone has had this non-TE elbow pain and if so did you get rid of it?


btw: this is my first post here; I've been on BF for a few months but mostly in C&V as I am definitely Vintage and possibly even Classic.

*spelled correctly, 'wenching' being another activity beloved by sailors.
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*spelled correctly, 'wenching' being another activity beloved by sailors.
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Old 09-23-09, 01:57 PM   #3
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and you're wincing from the elbow pain,also
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Well this forum is obviously full of a bunch of jokers and wiseacres who don't take anything seriously!





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I sailed a lot of years on Lake Michigan, but my elbows never gave me to much trouble, that is until I got hit by arthritis. Maybe you have it, I hope not, but it's worth checking out.
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I could see bruising ones elbows from wenching.
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The tendonitis (tennis elbow) from sailing was in the mid-80s with no recurrence so I am not too worried about it. Maybe I should have described what I have now as 'arm pain,' it's mostly below the elbow. Not so bad today after a short ride yesterday so I think I'll go out again this evening. Maybe it's just the muscles getting used to the new position and I'm on my way to looking like Popeye!
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