Painful sit-bones

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Slowandsteady
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Painful sit-bones

Postby Slowandsteady » Fri Apr 12, 2013 16:47 pm

The second but last ride I had I developed a painful lump right on the sit bone on the right side. I actually thought it was a blister but I'm now guessing it wasn't.

After a short 20 mile ride last night I got the same thing on the left side.

Nothing has changed since January, I'm still using the same seat. I'm using the same Gore bib tights. Would I be right in thinking that the washing of the gore bib tights has caused the material to "toughen" up causing rubbing then pain?

Would chamois cream be the simple answer.

Yours in pain
Slowandsteady
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Lazybike
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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby Lazybike » Fri Apr 12, 2013 16:52 pm

Yep...or conotrane or sudacream.

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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby zardoz » Fri Apr 12, 2013 17:42 pm

Or Bag Balm, also make sure you change out of your shorts straight after a ride and keep the area clean.

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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby Routier » Sat Apr 13, 2013 07:49 am

Slap some Sudocrem on and keep applying it until the sores have completely gone. Don't ride in the mean time.

Try raising the nose of your saddle to reduce the pressure on your sit bones and spread the weight around more. As a rule saddles should be dead level but it sounds as though yours needs adjusting quite a bit.

Chamois cream may help but for some of us it actually increases chafing for some stupid reason.

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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby seanoconn » Sat Apr 13, 2013 08:29 am

Routier wrote:Slap some Sudocrem on and keep applying it until the sores have completely gone. Don't ride in the mean time.

Try raising the nose of your saddle to reduce the pressure on your sit bones and spread the weight around more. As a rule saddles should be dead level but it sounds as though yours needs adjusting quite a bit.

Chamois cream may help but for some of us it actually increases chafing for some stupid reason.

This^^

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Slowandsteady
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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby Slowandsteady » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:55 am

*update*

I added a few mm upward motion to the nose of my seat and applied chamois cream to my tender bits and shorts and it seems to have worked. I'm not totally healed from when it first flared up so I can still feel it but 30 miles this morning has certainly made it no worse.

Thanks for the advice peeps
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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby Routier » Sat Apr 20, 2013 13:43 pm

Good stuff. Just build it back up slowly and keep an eye on things down there. Well, kind of!

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Re: Painful sit-bones

Postby Slowandsteady » Sat Apr 20, 2013 14:07 pm

Routier wrote:Good stuff. Just build it back up slowly and keep an eye on things down there. Well, kind of!


Keep an eye on it? The only way I can see it is with photos for the phone. I've got quite an extensive library of rather suspect shots now! :?
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