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i have been riding for about 6 months but my one complaint is elbow pain. today i rode about 20 miles and my elbows are killing me.

any advice
 

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I was getting stiff shoulders and neck from the riding position on my Trek, so I switched to a different frame style. No pain anywhere now!
 

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thanks but i think i am stuck ewith this bike for a little while. today i did 30 miles and tried to stay completely tuck and they seem better. so maybe it is from sitting up too high
 

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thanks but i think i am stuck ewith this bike for a little while. today i did 30 miles and tried to stay completely tuck and they seem better. so maybe it is from sitting up too high
Have you been fitted??? A good bike fitting can prevent or relieve some types of pain.
 

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thanks but i think i am stuck ewith this bike for a little while. today i did 30 miles and tried to stay completely tuck and they seem better. so maybe it is from sitting up too high
I am by no means an expert, but from what I've been told, a lower handle bar position will put more stress on your arms and shoulders. So that would be just the oposite of what you said. As was mentioned, maybe its the weather. I know I've been having more than my usual aches and pains. I hope its the weather and not my joints.
 

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Some things that may help are strengthening your arms, taking some glucosamine, and doing stretches.

I'm no doctor, but these things have helped me with a number of different problematic joints.
 

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thanks i will try anything. the weather may be a factor this morning it was 27 degrees when i went out but i really think it is from keeping my arms too straight if i bend them more it hurts less
 

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It sounds like a set up/fitting problem. If your saddle is tilted down at the nose, even a little, it puts more pressure on your hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. Maybe flip your stem to put the bars higher. Try to loosen up a little, make a conscious effort to drop your shoulders and bend your elbows slightly when you ride. It should be your stomach and back muscles that hold up your upper body, not your arms. Check yourself from time to time to feel how tense your arms/shoulders are, shake it off and relax. Move your hands around every few minutes, take a different grip, on the hoods, down in the drops, up on top.
 
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