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    Upset Lumpz..

    I got a lump near my elbow the size of a chook egg.

    No idea when or how I got it, I can't remember hitting my usual trees...I guess I must have been in the zen-zone...

    It's hot and red, and hurts like hell.

    Break out the ice packs...


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    Insect bite maybe???
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    What Todd said. Sounds like an infection or allergic reaction - I'd want to see a doctor about it.

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    A coworker had a similar problem on his elbow. Turned out to be a viral infection totally unrelated to riding. He ended up having a pretty good section of flesh surgically removed to prevent the infection from getting worse (it had actually traveled up his arm, through his neck and was evident on his face...).
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    um my friend had this one thing called a swell-bow. what it is the sac that lubricates the joint popped. or bursts. its rare but mayhappen. i think its the synovial fluid. but im no doctor

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    im diggin this one up. here are some pictures of a "swellbow"
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...ch&sa=N&tab=wi

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    gout?

    gout?

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    are you asking? or telling? lol gout is usually gets only inflamed with the wrong diet. myfather has it in big toe ( yeah thats what i said) and he gets pains when he eats basically acidic foods and certain meats. its something with the proteins or something. im not too sure. but that is a possibiliy as well.... i would still see a doctor about it.

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    Traumatic bursitis possibly infected
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    gout?

    I work in the O.R.as a Surgical Nurse, I seen Gout in the knee I seen it in the feet. So I guess I don't know what im talking about, since I didn't sleep at a holiday inn.Ask A bike wrench then!! or better go to A Doctor .

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    i think that you deff took i the the wrong way. i dont know anything. i just kno from word of mouth. so im never 100% sure. sorry if you took it the wrong way, it wasnt intended like that.....

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    Chip..

    It turned out to be a bone chip.

    I had crashed on this left elbow/forearm a few weeks earlier, lost a fair bit of skin in the process, and also whacked it pretty hard against a rock during the crash.

    Anyways, it healed up and I thought no more about it.

    Then I must have banged the same spot against a tree. In the heat of battle during the ride, I didn't even remember hitting it again, but the new impact must have disloged the small chip of bone from the previously damaged area.

    Now that all the swelling has gone down, I can distinctly feel the small chip of bone floating above the main arm bone just in front of my left elbow.

    It doesn't worry me or affect my riding, so it can stay there...

    It's going to be interesting to see whether it dissolves over time...


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    umm deff get that removed bc bone chips can tear up ur cartlidge. and im sure "it hurts" can vouch for me on that..

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