Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cyclist's Palsy "handlebar neuropathy"

How important is it to have the hoods correct? If you ride for 5 hours a day, it becomes a very big deal.

Persons who ride long distances on bicycles with their hands in an extended position against the hand grips put pressure on the hooks of their hamates, which compresses the ulnar nerve. Because of this, this type of nerve compression is called (handlebar neuropathy). This is an injury that results in sensory loss on the medial side of the hand and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles.

The best solution is to first know where the choice of saddle lies in space. Once we know that, along with the lower leg needs, we can determine the correct effective body extension for compression.

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