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Bicep/tricep area pain(3 posts)

Bicep/tricep area painMikeC
Jan 5, 2002 1:05 PM
Due to a combination of weather, Christmas, and business, I didn't ride between December 12 and today. Prior to stopping, I did about 4,700 miles in 2001.
A day or two before Christmas, I started getting a severe pain in my arms in the bicep/tricep area if I would hold them out to the side and raise them higher than about 45 degrees above horizontal (the right is worse than the left). If I do it quickly, my hand goes a little numb.
I did a quick 17 miles today, and my arms felt great while riding. When I raised my arms after the ride, it still hurt, but I improved by about 20 degrees over the night before.
I'm thinking pinched nerve. Could it possibly be related to riding regularly, then being off the bike for a while? Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Thanks.
brain tumor...two weeks to liveJason H
Jan 5, 2002 1:54 PM
or a tendon problem. Have you lifted anything over your head lately that was heavy? When a tendon has been impinged under the acromion arch repeatedly or once with faulty overhead lifting it can become inflamed and cause pain when you raise your arm as you describe. If it's just inflamed it will heal itself soon. If it continues for more than a week go see a doctor.
brain tumor...two weeks to liveBernie
Jan 6, 2002 9:00 AM
Or maybe you've been spending a bit to much time polishing the bishop. With the great circulation us cyclist have, that might be the real problem.