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When cycling, a lot of pressure is put through the wrist and hands. A common problem is tingling and numbness in the hands and fingers, particularly the ring and little finger.
This is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve, either at the lateral aspect (outside) of the elbow, but more common in cycling, at the wrist.
The ulnar originates from the cervical (neck) region and travels down the arm along the outside of the elbow and provides sensation to the outside of the palm, half of the ring finger and all of the little finger.
In terms of treatment, regular stretching and massage of the forearms, hands and especially the upper shoulders and neck can alleviate the problem.
Specialized have also created a range of gloves to combat this problem too! Padding placement has been adapted to ease pressure on the palm area and therefore relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve.
If your Bike Setup is not correct, your riding position may also cause you to put excess pressure on your wrists so it's beneficial to get your Bike Fit assessed!
Drop in to check out of range of Sport, Grail and Trident gloves or book yourself in for a fit assessment and massage treatment to stop numb hands!
The Cycling Fix Team
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