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Is there such a thing as "Cycling Elbow"

Old 08-08-20, 08:47 AM
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Is there such a thing as "Cycling Elbow"

I played tennis a few times a month ago and developed tennis elbow which will not go away. The only exercise I'm doing is cycling so I'm wondering if that's causing it.

Has anyone got tennis elbow style symptoms from riding a bike too much?
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Old 08-08-20, 10:08 AM
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Funny you ask that - I have terrible elbows and it can definitely be an issue. Try to work on them (I use the Triggerpoint thing called... I think the worm) and make sure you engage your core as you ride instead of just locking your elbows and resting your torso on them.
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Originally Posted by UsedToBeFaster View Post
I played tennis a few times a month ago and developed tennis elbow which will not go away. The only exercise I'm doing is cycling so I'm wondering if that's causing it.

Has anyone got tennis elbow style symptoms from riding a bike too much?
You might try exercises to get rid of the tennis elbow. Some form of exercise is better than no exercise.
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Old 08-08-20, 10:33 AM
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What Bah Humbug said and eccentric exercises will fix you right up.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2971639/

https://www.theraband.com/theraband-...tance-bar.html
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Old 08-08-20, 10:42 AM
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Ah, yeah, the green Theraband is what I have. Misremembered.
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Funny this topic came up. I was just after having a sore elbow myself for a while, which I realized was due to putting too much of my upper body weight onto the handlebar. My position on the bike needed tweaking, so I lower my saddle a few mm, got into a more crouched position where more of the support for my upper body was coming from my midsection, and viola! No more elbow pain.

I'm now doing regular core exercises with a view to improving my, uh, core.
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Old 08-08-20, 08:24 PM
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Hmmm. Me too. New bike and different fit may be the culprit.
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Originally Posted by UsedToBeFaster View Post
Has anyone got tennis elbow style symptoms from riding a bike too much?
There is no such thing as riding too much.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
This actually works in preventing tennis elbow. I bought a Therabar and did a few exercises daily after developing tennis elbow when I played golf avidly. It takes a little time for it to go away as you're strengthening different muscles used while gripping.
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Old 08-11-20, 03:02 PM
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Make sure it's not your hands as the ulnar nerve runs through your elbow and under your palm. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cyclist%27s_palsy
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I'm fighting tennis elbow right now, cycling didn't cause it but it certainly isn't helping it get better. I lifted my hand/arm from the bar today to wave at a passing car who waved at me, and I saw stars. I've been wearing an elbow strap off the bike, but it's not helping much. I will have to check out the Theraband - good info here!
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