- Cyclists palsy – how long ?
Not had this for a long time .
Forgot how long till it goes away….
Did a ride yesterday and took my gloves off early in due to pogies being too warm.
Equally my pogies meant I only had 1 position available on the hoods.
Now my pinky and ring finger on my right hand are numb. Now I’ve had this before after mayhem but I’ll be damned if I remember how long it lasts…. Is it days/weeks/months ?Posted 3 months ago
Depends what damage you have done and why. carpel tunnel? I would have thought a few days for it to recover but ain’t sure at all.
anyway you can adjust your bars? its not something I have ever had and I claim my high bar position helps prevent this sort of issue.Posted 3 months ago
Well I could adjust the bars but having done 2000km in 4weekz Inc some 200km daysont he same bike I’m pretty sure its down to.wearing no gloves and the restricted hand positions.
It’s more ulnar never and the guyons tunnel damage for the pinky and ring finger isn’t it ?
Anything that can be done to aid the recovery ?
Puffer next week innit. Can’t be doing more damage. Best dig out the suspensionsPosted 3 months ago
it’s more ulnar never and the guyons tunnel damage for the pinky and ring finger isn’t it
? yes from a quick google
sound dude – just making the suggestion. How radical is your riding position? because fashion on this has changed a lot over the time I have been riding and nowadays people ride much lower bar positions than a generation ago
Its not something I know much about other than basic principles. I assume swelling in the area pressi9ng on the nerve so RICE can’t do any harm and perhaps gentle exercise. If it has not gone by the puffer my advice would be to scratch – you don’t want to mess with nerve damage.Posted 3 months ago
It’s very much a touring position on a touring bike with a very flat brooks encouraging core support of the upper body by means of bollocks crushing If you don’t….
Your probably right on that one hence why I’m looking if theres much I can do 🙁
My position used to be much more radical -long low and stretched(130?mm stem slammed on 40cm bars ) , but then my belly wasn’t quite so big….Posted 3 months ago
Angle of the bars? something like a mary bar or a flared drop puts your wrist in a relaxed neutral position. Drop bars and standard MTB bars leave your wrist under strain.
It doesn’t sound tho like its the bars position that is the key factor here
I posted a link above and there seemed to be plenty more to read up
Ibuprofen might help by reducing inflammation.
Its outside my field of knowledge however
good luckPosted 3 months ago
Got Jones , Carnegie’s, Mary’s on my MTBs mostly with ergons
The bar in question was a 5 degree flared drop.
But I do think the answers is The single position/ no gloves thing as this bike has done plenty miles and long trips to be set up comfy
Yeah cheers for link, doing all that already and been alternating head/ cold on it which seems to help but could well be a placebo
Thinking back mountain mayhem was a carpel injury as was the next 2 fingers that went numb – that was due to spending alot of time leaning into bar ends – moved to ergon after that and not had any issues till not.
Being young and dumb I think I just ignored it till it went away…… Might have been days or weeks. Who knows . Was 10 years ago.Posted 3 months ago
Update: annoyingly enough it looks like they’ve stopped doing them 🙁
However these look similar:Posted 3 months ago
yeah the no gloves thing was a dick move , but removing the gloves was easier than removing/storing my pogies for the remainder…. it was a much warmer day than anticipated. lesson learned.
oddly as i sit here using the mouse – i am occasionally getting coursing of heat through the affected fingers which i think is indicating that feeling may be back soon….compared to yesterday where they were just totally numb. washing my hands was weird – my body wasn’t feeling through my hands what my eyes were seeing when the water was hitting.Posted 3 months agojamesoSubscriber
Not a lot you can do, from my experience of finger nerve damage (index finger / 1st 2 though, different to what you describe but nerves is nerves I guess). Dr told me it took a long time to recover and to be careful with it. The damage occurred over a couple of weeks and took 6 months plus to recover. I’ve done rides since of 4-5 long days that brought the issues back and it wasn’t any worse but there is very minor level of loss of feeling that seems permanent, so take care with it.Posted 3 months agotonSubscriber
i did a 300km audax on flat bars, with crappy hard grips a few years ago.Posted 3 months ago
lost all feeling in the last 3 ringers on my right hand. doctor told me i had compressed a certain nerve for too long. but it was not carpal tunnel damage.
now use jones bars with esi grips or low risers with ergons. never suffer now.
never used padded gloves.mildboreMember
Glad it seems to be sorting itself, but if you have a big event coming up I would recommend some Spesh Body Geometry gloves with padding on the palm specifically for ulnar nerve protection. I had a similar issue to you a few years ago when I did the Coast to Coast, and these gloves helped sort it/prevent reoccurencePosted 3 months agoPawsy_BearSubscriber
Have a look at your arm wrist shoulder alignment as well. Could be you need to change stem length and or roll your bars forward backwards. Thats whst the bar markings are for. For me a fairly straight line between shoulder and hands work. Experiment a bit with rolling the bar forward or backward. Might help I’d suggest using a gym workout or rowing to strengthen arms, wrist and hands.Posted 3 months ago
the BG gloves worked well ,
had a slight tinge of pins and needles coming down dog dodgers at the weekend but it went away soon after i stopped my lap.
its not quite gone , but normal feeling was resumed by wednesday.
im sure given a couple more weeks it will be grand.
used foam grips on jones J bars to give me hands a nice position and keep the weight off them for the duration as much as possible.Posted 2 months agofotoratMember
you need ergon grips – I have been using them for 12 years and have them on all my bikes – even my brompton.
you have to adjust them just right though and also readjust depending on what gloves you wear, but get it right – like me- and you will be ergon dependant, but hey ho!Posted 2 months ago
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