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Post  firemaster Mon Oct 24 2011, 14:37

I have managed to acquire tennis elbow, i have put it down to my style of riding the bike (holding on for me life even at 20mph) never known pain like it in the mornings, any one have any experience with this?
wondering what i can do to improve my riding position or something else, so that i am not strangling the grips

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Post  yamahamad Mon Oct 24 2011, 16:23

Grip the fuel tank with youre legs & you will take almost all the weight off youre arms.

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Post  ellie Mon Oct 24 2011, 17:16

You can buy a thing that you put on the throttle to relieve pain and I cant remember what its called!!

and Tennis Elbow or Golfers Elbow is incredibly painful and only gets better when you rest it. So give your elbow a break from anything repetitive Shocked

Anti-Inflammatories help such as Ibuprofen/Naproxen/Diclofenac.

If it doesnt settle, ask your GP to inject it.
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Oct 24 2011, 17:50

Damn Ellie,

you come on so sympathetic and caring then you throw in the last statement that makes you wince!!! lachen

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Post  weasley Mon Oct 24 2011, 18:55

I got this about two months ago, as said, it's very painful to even the slightest touch. Mine was really sore for a few days and swelled up considerably down my forearm but gradually got better; right now it is pretty much gone but if I knock it I can still feel a bit of discomfort.

As Ellie said, rest is the main way to sort it. I used Nurofen gel directly on the elbow, which offered a little short term pain relief.
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Post  greencat Mon Oct 24 2011, 21:54

I thought this was the Thundercat group not the 'I'm slowly falling to bits' group!

Being serious for a while I second Paul's comment about gripping the tank and using your core to support most of your body weight. Oh, and keep your elbows slightly bent when riding - I guess you're doing that?

I've not suffered from tennis elbow myself, but I believe total rest is the way forward. Hope it resolves soon. great

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Post  mechy69 Tue Oct 25 2011, 06:49

I've not suffered from tennis elbow myself

The nets too high , thats why!!!
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Post  firemaster Tue Oct 25 2011, 07:37

i am totally guilty of:
1 arms straight
2 gripping too tight on the grips
3 not using my legs or back to take any weight

im trying to force myself from the first 2.
i have never known pain like this, during the day it just generally aches but night time OMG, i havent had more than 4 hours sleep for the last 5 days. off to NHS drop in centre today cant handle it no more. yeah im a wimp nurse


when you say rest does that mean no bike? or just no heavy lifting etc.
im ok for the other its the wrong arm before i get any other comments 👅
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Post  ellie Tue Oct 25 2011, 12:48

Im get achey wrists after a long ride but Im better these days at gripping the tank with my thighs. Im not sure if having long arms and legs is an advantage or not lol, but my poor old back suffers these days

I thought this was the Thundercat group not the 'I'm slowly falling to bits' group!

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Post  YZFJohn Tue Oct 25 2011, 20:35

ellie wrote:.... Im better these days at gripping the tank with my thighs....


That explains the dents in your tank then Ellie! rofl
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Post  ellie Tue Oct 25 2011, 20:51

Haha thunder thighs on a Thundercat green smile
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Post  bikerbird Thu Oct 27 2011, 16:30

I would try shifting your seating position as far forward as possible, I find on the Thundercats you can do this and thus you end up being more upright - different style of riding for a while, that might help Smile
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Post  ellie Thu Oct 27 2011, 18:45

I always ride right up to the tank as I feel more in control especially if having a 'spirited' ride.

A lengthy ride still means painful wrists/back/elbows. Paracetamol & Nurofen r my friends :-)

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Post  SteveCat Thu Oct 27 2011, 20:40

Ladies, pleeeze what you trying to do to us? Shocked

The original pain would pale in comparison if a guy didn't leave enough 'sliding' distance between himself Laughing and the tank and the unthinkable were to happen What a Face (you can see guys everywhere wincing at the thought).

If anyone has a chance to get on the California Superbike R1 lookalike machine at a bike show I'd recommend having a go.
I was lucky to have a go and more so being the last in the group (so I could see where everyone else went wrong Very Happy ). They get you to sit on it as you would your own bike, ask you if you are comfortable then kick the switch and the thing 'falls over' almost 45 deg. Those who hadn't gripped the tank nor had slightly bent arms fell off it - bit harsh, but it demonstrated the need for correct 'posture'.
Being too 'rigid' is not only bad on your body resulting in pain, but also the bike (or at least the road via the front wheel) can add to the body stresses - conversely any slight movement you may make in the saddle transfers to the wheel.

Tennis elbow is not pleasant at all, I hope you get over it quickly.
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Post  kwakkat Fri Oct 28 2011, 10:18

achey wrists bad back you,l have to have a word with nick about his riding position ellie Laughing
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Post  ellie Fri Oct 28 2011, 10:59

cards wrote:achey wrists bad back you,l have to have a word with nick about his riding position ellie Laughing







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Post  firemaster Fri Oct 28 2011, 20:14

it seems to be easing, spent all this week riding one handed just getting pins and needles now, so not so sure it is tennis elbow but what ever it it was it friggin hurt
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Post  weasley Fri Oct 28 2011, 20:55

Mine came out of nowhere - no history, not a tennis player or golfist, or anything similar, no memory of any hyper-extension, no knocks or tweaks. All I had done is load the car for our holiday in France, which meant loading a Volvo V50 to the gunwales and a roofbox. It came on over a day or so, gradually getting more tender and sore. It was my right arm and I noticed it most when I rested it on the driver's door when driving. I could use the arm fairly unimpeded but any touch to the point of the elbow was agonising and it swelled up and turned red to half-way down my forearm. Within a week it was bearable again and in a month it was largely gone.

This was all around 3 or 4 weeks before ToL, so I was worried I would n't be able to ride, but riding never upset it.

Oh, and it all happened within a day or so of my 40th birthday! old
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Post  kwakkat Sat Oct 29 2011, 22:05

ive had golfer,s elbow which is on the inside of the elbow had 3 injections very painful which i would say lasted a month each so just took painkiller & rested the best i could its ok now still get the odd twinge in it
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Post  alext Sun Oct 30 2011, 02:17

Slightly off topic but I just bought a 1997 fireblade today and rode it 170 miles home and was in agony when I got back! Not sure if it was the bike or if I was over nervous and gripping to tight, I kept shuffling about but couldn't get very comfy all the way home!
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Mon Oct 31 2011, 09:01

I suffer really badly with bad wrists and back (tho arthritis, back problems and being a midget don't help Shocked ) within about 10 mins of riding Ez, hence in big part the new bike however, Ezzy being the true love of my life is going for a holiday over the coming months - to see if my favourite mechanic can raise her bars for me - he assures me it's doable so i'll let you know how it pans out.
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Post  bobh Mon Oct 31 2011, 19:00

For many years I used to get a sharp ache in the left shoulder after 100 miles or so, whatever bike I rode. It was particularly bad after I got the 'Cat, I thought because of the sporty-ish riding position.

But gradually it has improved, and it's definitely down to being more relaxed on the bike. I still have to keep reminding myself every few minutes to relax, bend my arms, stop gripping the bars etc., but it works, and makes the riding more enjoyable.

Last Friday a mate and myself did nearly 300 miles down to Devon and back, some twisty back roads, some on the A303 (mixture of dual blast and 50 mph plod) with never a twinge. OK, we did have the odd petrol and comfort stop, and we were down there for a few hours, so the journey was broken up a bit. But it just shows that a 'Cat can be used as comfortable long-distance transport. My mate was on a ZZR1400, by the way.

Actually I was going to take the Fazer, but it refused to leave its stall - the back tyre had a flat - so I had to take the 'Cat. And I'm glad I did, it's just so involving to ride. And economical too - I said petrol stops, but the 'Cat actually only needed one. I've just filled it up again this afternoon ready for its MoT tomorrow - it had done 220 miles before the light came on.
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Post  firemaster Tue Nov 01 2011, 11:53

well im now nearly 2 weeks i have had this now, time to take a trip to the quacks, so ring them up, earliest they can do..... Friday good job it aint life threatening.
Just to top it off im getting man flu i think.
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Post  ellie Tue Nov 01 2011, 13:44

Friday good job it aint life threatening



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Post  firemaster Tue Nov 01 2011, 14:31

na life threatening would of been tomorrow, but you would have to see the nurse first rofl2
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