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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 *** 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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by archermd View Post
    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 *** 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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    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
    thanks all

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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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