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Elbow pain(4 posts)

Elbow painGMS
Jun 20, 2002 6:42 PM
I have pain in what seems to be the tendon on the outside of my elbow. I'm fairly sure it is not muscle pain, and it is not on the funny bone side.

My arms feel fine while I am riding, but when I move my arms to adjust handlebar position or get a drink, etc. I have significant pain in my elbow, as described.

I am suspecting excessive vibration from my handlebars to be the cause, but I am really not sure. The only other explanation would be that my arms are stretched too far (new bike, still working it out, feels comfortable though).

I am hoping someone has some experience with this type of pain so that I can find the cause and fix it. Is it more likely to be caused by vibration or by over-extension of arms?

Thank you.
Are your elbows "locked"?mwood
Jun 20, 2002 7:20 PM
If you are locking your elbows when riding on the hoods, it will cause the type of pain I think you are describing. If having a slight bend in your elbows then causes other problems, like lower back pain, I would look closer at the fit.
Are your elbows "locked"?GMS
Jun 20, 2002 7:24 PM
I checked for just that earlier tonight, and initially, at least, they are not quite locked. They are not bent significantly either, though.

Also, I do not have the accompanying lower back pain that I have been keeping an eye out for, so it is not clear if I am stretching too far.
Are your elbows "locked"?KDL
Jun 20, 2002 8:09 PM
I am new to riding and have experienced both sore elbows and lower back pain on different occaisions and it's not all the time. I have tried different ridding positions, but I really don't know what to shoot for. Most of the time I ride the hoods with a bent elbow. Anyone please jump in here and help me out.