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Anyone get soreness inside of their elbows after long rides?(7 posts)

Anyone get soreness inside of their elbows after long rides?koala
Jul 11, 2003 11:36 AM
It seems to be like golf elbow. Got better gloves but did not go gel. Will gel help? Currently I am trying to strengthen the area with squeezing excersizes.
re: Anyone get soreness inside of their elbows after long rides?kjr39
Jul 11, 2003 11:41 AM
I do when I'm off of the bike for awhile. When I ride often enough, it goes away on it's own.
YES, me tooDrone 5200
Jul 11, 2003 1:12 PM
when I first got back on the bike after a long time, and without gloves, they would hurt alot. I got some gloves and it helped. But the best "cure" was to build up a little more arm strength. Over time it has gone away. Also, it helps to be aware to ride with your elbows slightly bent.

No, I don't think gel will make much difference.
Vary your grip....asphalt assault
Jul 11, 2003 1:32 PM
It helps to change your grip often, horns, hoods, drops...

Also let go of the bars and streach every now and then. Sometimes I flap my arms and make loud hawk noises...folks wonder:^)

The beer is near! (I love Fridays!)
Jul 11, 2003 2:35 PM
but it's due to two crashes in which the first point of impact was my left elbow. No major carnage, just three to four weeks with a swollen elbow. Happened within six months of each other.
bad upper back pain here.colker
Jul 11, 2003 4:26 PM
it's a sharp localized pain between shoulders but it spreads to neck region too.. so bad i've done acupuncture and it didn't work. i'm looking for any exercise to get rid of it.
Stem probsJervis
Jul 11, 2003 9:24 PM
I had the same deal with a couple of centuries I did. Turns out I just needed a little bit higher stem. This will screw with your fit but in my opinion it's better than having sore elbows. Maybe pick up one of those adjustable stems so you can find out exactly what rise and length you need before you drop serious cash on something that doesn't fit well. I also doubt gel will help. It might dampen the vibrations, but I don't think that's your problem. After a while my problem went away as well. Just ride and keep your arms bent just like everyone else said. It helps.