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Old 07-20-07, 10:28 PM   #1
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elbow pain

help me please
i have my new specialized gtricross comp for 3 weeks now
299 miles in 20 days
right medial elow pain
hurts to flex elbow afgter 10 minutes riding
doing 15 plus miles daily
and i am new to this
intense beginnings for sure
epicondlitis?
flexor tendonitis?
i suspect i need a short stem
willing to do anything to keep riding
love having triple chainrings for hills
the bike is a bit heavy
it is so much fun
thank god i finally bought it and got out there
just need help with this pain
i am an md
and a bad patient
i will not do an mri unless forced to at gun point
very claustrophobic
adivl and rest help'
but i am dying to stay out there
even rode 15 miles in riad few days ago, came home covered in mud and muck
but well worth it
and now i am glued to "the tour" dialy on tv
i am obsessed
will go to lbs for a re-fit to see about the stem and seat position and handlebar position/angle
sned advice on the forum or a pm or e-mail
thanks everyone
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Old 07-20-07, 10:29 PM   #2
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sorry for typos

iam tiredand it is late
sorry for the typos i the initial post
send help
my elbow hurts!
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Old 07-20-07, 10:47 PM   #3
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i had a bout of elbow pain a couple of years ago. I was diagnosed with severe cubital tunnel nerve damage. I had a couple of months of physical therapy, and from there I changed my bike considerably. I had been riding an AL hybrid and tended to lock out my elbows. I switched to a carbon fiber roadie (Specialized Roubaix) with a carbon handlebar to reduce vibration. I also try to remember to not lock out my elbows and when it flares up I wear an Under Armour football neoprene elbow pad which does a great job of soaking up vibration (but also gets a bit warm to wear). This has prevented any further problems and kept me out of surgery. I hope this helps.
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RICE, perhaps?

Christ man, you're a doctor. You don't understand the importance of not pushing through an injury?

My sympathies on your pain. But really, cycling doesn't work your elbow much - if that's in pain you really should stop and see a professional.

Best of luck.
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I thought doctors just had bad handwriting. Their typing sucks too!


archer good luck getting it fixed. Go see a doctor, jeeeeeeez. Its not that hard to be a patient! If you need an MRI, have them knock you out with tranquilizers or something, if you are claustrophobic.
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help me please
i have my new specialized gtricross comp for 3 weeks now
299 miles in 20 days
right medial elow pain
hurts to flex elbow afgter 10 minutes riding
doing 15 plus miles daily
and i am new to this
intense beginnings for sure
epicondlitis?
flexor tendonitis?
i suspect i need a short stem
willing to do anything to keep riding
love having triple chainrings for hills
the bike is a bit heavy
it is so much fun
thank god i finally bought it and got out there
just need help with this pain
i am an md
and a bad patient
i will not do an mri unless forced to at gun point
very claustrophobic
adivl and rest help'
but i am dying to stay out there
even rode 15 miles in riad few days ago, came home covered in mud and muck
but well worth it
and now i am glued to "the tour" dialy on tv
i am obsessed
will go to lbs for a re-fit to see about the stem and seat position and handlebar position/angle
sned advice on the forum or a pm or e-mail
thanks everyone
I suggest you see a therapist.
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Old 07-21-07, 08:29 PM   #7
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which type of therapist?
physical
occupational
or perhaps
as i read and get your meaning
some psycho (cyclo) therapy?
i ride a cyclocross bike, but not in any sort of condition to enter a cyclocros event
got it for the features
wider tires
sturdier bike
i am a clyde, getting smaller, but about 230 lbs
saw an orthopedist today
said probably epicondylitis (golfer;s or archer's or biker's elbow) or tnedon issue or bpne spur
no xray, no mri
rest, ice, advil
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Let's just break this down into Haiku for ya...

One heavy rider,
elbows lock'd, collar bones sag.
Wrists pronated out.

Bad bicycle fit,
must raise bars for a clydesdale.
Reduce stress on arms.

Thirty push-ups do,
each and everyday til strong.
Then, pain go away.

EDIT: haiku music fade-out.......
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