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Cycling/Tennis Elbow

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Training' started by LarryDuff, 20 Feb 2012.

  1. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Senior Member

    I have developed what are very like the symptoms of tennis elbow in my left arm and while, yes I do play quite a bit of tennis, I am right handed so I don't think that is causing it.

    The only thing that I can think I have have been doing different in the last month is doing 15 - 20 miles on my bike at the weekends.

    Has anyone ever heard of this type of complaint being got from cycling?
     
  2. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Needs to be in Majorca

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Bike fit? Could have too much weight through the joint / locked out joint

    Position of brake hoods can twist the joint too.
     
  3. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Senior Member

    To be honest I havnt used the left brake a lot so I don't think its that. Might try to shift my position next time out.
     
  4. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    I have a suspicion that my similar problem (left elbow also) might be related to, or made worse by - I am not sure it is the cause - the vibration caused by cycling on rough road surfaces.
     
  5. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Needs to be in Majorca

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
  6. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Senior Member

    Interesting article. Could well be a lot of truth in it. Some of the roads round here are in shocking condition, very bumpy!
     
  7. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Needs to be in Majorca

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Antrim Coast,I needn't say more
     
  8. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

  9. vickster

    vickster Veteran

    Location:
    Sutton
    I had the exact same thing - left elbow (right handed), no tennis...4 months of pain, physio, rest, steroid jab 5 weeks ago...touch wood seems good. Caused I think by riding a too big bike last summer
     
  10. Klaus

    Klaus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    High Wycombe
    I had tennis elbow in the left arm about 15 years ago, didn't do any exercise at the time but I am quite skinny round the arms, all I can remember was knocking the elbow on a doorframe a while before the problem started. Was treated with antibiotics and ibuprofen and it healed up very quickly. Lucky I had changed to a car with automatic transmission .... I wonder where the term "tennis elbow" comes from? My elbow at the time was the size of a tennis ball due to the liquid accumulating round the joint.
     
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Location:
    Abingdon
  12. Tomba

    Tomba Well-Known Member

  13. LarryDuff

    LarryDuff Senior Member

    Went out yesterday and did a 20 miler. No pain in the elbow today:smile:

    Tried not to ride with straight arms and roads weren't bumpy!