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6/6/2020 6:54 AM

I'm sure this has been covered before. I just got back into moto a little over a year ago after a 20 year hiatus. I've been still active in cycling and mountain biking. I also have a street bike I ride regularly. Over that time I've noticed both hands going numb riding my bikes and motos. Usually shaking the hands out helps a bit but on the dirt bike during a moto it's pretty bad. I can usually last only a lap or two before I'm losing control. I'm also now noticing it happens when I'm fishing holding the rod with my elbow bent. Now I'm guessing this may be an ulnar nerve problem as I notice it primarily affects my pinky and ring finger first. Has anyone experienced this and has some excercises or therapy to alleviate this? I can usually deal with it with most of my activities but moto has been really tough.

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6/6/2020 7:18 AM

Does you pinky go numb?

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6/6/2020 7:41 AM

Meister wrote:

Does you pinky go numb?

Yes it does.

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6/6/2020 9:18 AM

Go to pitracer.com Moto forum. Look for the carpal tunnel post. Good info in there.

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6/6/2020 9:24 AM

Meister wrote:

Does you pinky go numb?

Loopy wrote:

Yes it does.

I have the same thing, pinky and next two fingers are numb when I wake up. Been advised by my local GP - carpal tunnel.

Note - I'm almost 50 yrs old, quit racing at 30. Haven't ridden much since but have worked with my hands most of my life.

Haven't had the operation yet because I need them hands to work.

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6/6/2020 12:58 PM

I had the ulnar nerve issue and my pinky and outside of my ring finger were constantly numb. I had the ulnar nerve trasposition surgery where they re-route it in a channel in the elbow (or something like that). It helped, and the tingling went away within a month, but now, it is still probably only 70% better. There is still a little numbness, but no tingling.

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6/6/2020 6:01 PM

Fasst Co. Flexx bars helped me...they obviously won't fix carpal tunnel or other nerve issues, but the bars will help....

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6/6/2020 6:22 PM

I get it as well. I don't suffer from arm pump, normally do 20 min motos at 85 90% effort.

But back in the day I could do bicep curls at almost my body weight, was just a naturally strong in that area. Today i don't do any curls at all because the "funny bone" area fires off with extreme pain. Always wondered if that was the reason for the numbness after/during riding?

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6/6/2020 6:41 PM

Call dr jubala in lakeland florida. Real easy outpatient surgery worth flying in for or see if he trained any surgeon in your area to use his procedure. I was back on bike in two weeks racing.

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6/7/2020 5:40 AM

Call dr jubala in lakeland florida. Real easy outpatient surgery worth flying in for or see if he trained any surgeon in your area to use his procedure. I was back on bike in two weeks racing.

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6/7/2020 6:09 AM

Pro taper pillow tops will help a lot

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6/7/2020 6:37 AM

Today i don't do any curls at all because the "funny bone" area fires off with extreme pain.

That sounds like "Tennis Elbow". I've got similar issues in both.
While there are surgeries that can help, my ortho says he doesn't like doing them, and R&R is the only real fix, but it will return.

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Go for it! Don't let a little thing like fear, or common sense hold you back.

6/7/2020 7:22 AM

Pay attention to how long and which hand you hold your cell phone. I believe holding the cell phone for long periods of time fires the ulnar nerve

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6/7/2020 7:47 AM

Make sure you using bar mounts with rubber dampners. Made the difference for me.

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6/7/2020 8:58 AM

SEEMEFIRST wrote:

Today i don't do any curls at all because the "funny bone" area fires off with extreme pain.

That sounds like "Tennis Elbow". I've got similar issues in both.
While there are surgeries that can help, my ortho says he doesn't like doing them, and R&R is the only real fix, but it will return.

I've been R&R for 15 years grin

Being in my 40s, I just stick to pull ups and other movements that don't isolate that muscle. It only fires off with a palm up curl.

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