Pain at base of neck / top of shoulder

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by wealthysoup, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    After cycling for awhile (10-15 miles on my triban 3) I tend to get a pain at the base of my neck just slightly behind the line of the bone on the top of my shoulder.) it only happens on my right side and is uncomfortable but not debilitating. It also disappears quite fast after I stop cycling.

    Does anyone know what would be causing this or if there is any way to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    I would look at your bike fit , start with saddle height and set back and then work from there.
    http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bikefit.html
    http://bikedynamics.co.uk/achesandpains.htm
    Sounds a lot like your reach is to long and you might need a shorter stem or flip the stem but i would check the basic fit first.
    I recently had the same problem but mine did not show up untill i was doing long rides.
     
  3. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Also, you didn't say how long you have been cycling and if it is a new bike? Even if the fit is good, if the bike is a new bike with a different riding position to a previous bike, or if you are new to cycling in general, then it may be a case of just getting used to it.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Robert,

    Since the end of April and have done around 250 miles in this time (usually around 15 miles but a few at 27 or 28 miles)

    Cyber, I'm planning to commute to work tomorrow (around 18 miles each way) so will have a better look to see if my symptoms match the ones listed there.
     
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