Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-05, 09:16 AM   #1
grgs
grgs
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Hybrid, Old Huffy "The Wind" 15 speed, Trek 460 (loaner)
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sore Shoulder from riding?

Seems that sometimes when I ride my new Specialized Road bike my right shoulder seems to get sore. I am relatively heavy for a rider, about 193 lbs. Am I leaning on it in a strange way? Anyone else experience this?
grgs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-05, 12:03 PM   #2
Crinolin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have noticed that when I ride for a long time (up to an hour) I get a sharp pain behind my left shoulder. It is really sharp, like a tight knot in my back. I wonder about it too. Is it something I just have to get used to? It doesn't feel like regular muscle soreness. I try and change positions, like riding with my hands close together in the middle of the handle bars, but I have a mountain bike and it is terribly dangerous to steer like that. I kinda want to get a road bike with the handle bars that keep your hands close together (therefore stretching out your back, which I think would be the cure), but I don't have any extra money right now. I would like someone who knows to respond.
Crinolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-05, 12:05 PM   #3
Crinolin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh, yeah - I'm around 120lbs. So, it shouldn't be your weight if we have the same problem.
Crinolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-05, 12:44 PM   #4
funtai
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lafayette, IN
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had some shoulder pain after riding; went to the doctor and he told me it was due to rotator cuff problems. He referred me to a sports medicine guy who gave me some exercises to do, and the pain went away after about a month of the exercises. There are lots of different things that can cause shoulder pain. Go see a doctor!
funtai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-05, 09:12 PM   #5
edp773
Senior Member
 
edp773's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Illinios
Bikes: 2004 Giant Cypress, 2006 Trek 7.3 FX, 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo
Posts: 1,143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I get a tight muscle between my neck amd shoulder blade on the right side. I believe this is from too much computer use and my grip on handlebars. After longer hard rides, I get a delayed ache in my left shoulder. I have an appointment with my DR. this week to check this out. I hope it is not referred pain.
edp773 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-05, 09:17 PM   #6
cheebahmunkey
The Question Man
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: St. Louis
Bikes:
Posts: 481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to get shoulder pains when I worked too much and too hard when I was overweight. I think it's a type of cramp.
cheebahmunkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-05, 12:31 PM   #7
BigAlMN
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I attempted to get some training in on an upright this winter. I would ride my mountain bike on a Cycle-Ops trainer for approximately 20 minutes initially and then have to stop because of the same pains that each of you have described. With continued training and enduring thru the pain (my sons' theme had been "no pain, no gain" or "Pain is weakness leaving the body."), I did get up to 45 minutes. The knots only got tighter when they occurred. My son suggested shoulder shrugs - weights in hand. Did that for a while and could push myself to 60 minutes and the pain was decreasing. But finally, I found that the knots, pains were not going away despite my perseverance, weight lifting. So, I switched.

I have upgraded from my mountain bike to a recumbent trike. Very much appreciated improvement. And, of course, my chiropractor is pleased with the change ( he had not found that he could effect any change for me.)

Do again, my solution was to change riding style. I found no satisfactory alternative.
BigAlMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-05, 10:42 PM   #8
slagjumper
Senior Member
 
slagjumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Down on East End Avenue.
Bikes: Salsa Las Cruces, Burley R&R and a boat load of others.
Posts: 1,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I developed rotator cuff pain after a stupid fall last christmas. I slipped on hard wood steps wearing wool socks. Since then I have had rotator cuff issues. Push ups have become a pain. I can feel a bit of tendons pulling inside the joint. I can still pound out a century every couple of weeks but I can feel the dull pain. Advil helps
slagjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 04:06 PM   #9
Crinolin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you so much, everybody. Your replies have been very helpful. I think it is the kind of bike I am riding, like BigAIMIN said, because it feels better when I reposition my hands.
Crinolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 04:39 PM   #10
aikigreg
Recumbent Ninja
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would bet that the majority of it comes from simple stress. You hold the muscle too tight instead of riding nice and relaxed. This will inflame the muscle over time. Unfortunately it's a habit I also have.
aikigreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-05, 02:53 PM   #11
broken shoulder
Seeking elevation
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kaohsiung TAIWAN
Bikes: Peugeot Aviso,Bob Jackson Merlin(x2),Claude Butler,Concorde,Peugeot TdeFrance 1978,Coventry Eagle,Carlton.
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get on a piece of secluded flat ground and at about 10mph take your hands of the bars and see if the bike goes all over the place - if it does try checking the alignment of ;-
1.Your frame and handlebars.
2.The rear wheel in the dropouts.
Also check the rear wheel is centred correctly on the spindle.
problems with any of the above can mean you are always working hard to correct the faults and keep the bike straight.Different riders experience the effects of this in various ways - some get bad aches in the hands and wrists,others in the shoulders.
broken shoulder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-05, 03:01 PM   #12
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's a fit problem.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-05, 06:33 PM   #13
toomyus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have the same problem, pain in my shoulder and back, like there is a knot there. it really only shows itself when im well fatigued. i get my girlfriend to massage it out of me but it comes back. it even hurts my neck now. im pretty sure when its like mine uve to see a chiropractor and then see a professional massage person.
toomyus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:59 AM.