Tingley hands

Discussion in 'Canada' started by JimmieA, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. JimmieA

    JimmieA Long timer

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    I have been known to ride for hours without proper breaks to revive my fingers. It has got to the point I need to use a throttle stop, poor man's cruise control. Over the years the condition has got worse, I now can get numb feeling in my throttle hand sitting reading a book.

    I'm wondering if members on here can offer advice for effective treatment? What would be the correct name of this condition?

    Thanks EH!
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  2. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    Following. At 50 the vibration is bothering me more than it used to.
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  3. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave Reaver made me do it...

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    Try this: when you begin to feel the tingle, change your posture. In particular, straighten up, take a deep breath and roll your shoulders up and back. Keep your shoulders back, proudly displaying your now prominent chest to the world. If you feel the tingling subside within a minute, you may have a solution.

    Have you been to a Masseuse? Physiotherapist? Chiropractor? Osteopath? Or your drug pushing, surgery loving (witch) doctor?

    -The GP wanted to prescribe crap to ease the pain and refer me to a surgeon who would cut my forearms apart.
    -A Masseuse found I had muscle knots in my shoulders and forearms. Massages helped briefly.
    -A Physiotherapist had me doing exercises and stretches that helped a bit.
    -A Chiropractor found issues in my neck, probably related to car crashes decades ago, causing the muscle knots in my shoulders which are applying pressure on the nerve bundle going to my arm and causing the numb sensation.
    -The Osteopath determined my right lung was dislocated, again probably from car crashes, pulling my neck out of place and causing all of the preceding.

    I see the Osteopath every once in a while (to have my lung moved back into place) and pay attention to my posture. The tingles come when ever my posture is poor, and go as soon as I correct it. I ride a vibey parallel twin, so I know all about blurry mirrors and numb hands. In my case, it is all my busted body and poor posture.

    Good luck and keep us updated!
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  4. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Dave is right. There are more than a myriad of potential problems involving posture, cockpit setup, and past injuries or bad habits that can cause this.
    I recommend seeing a good chiropractor and osteopath before doing anything else.
    A few years ago my chiropractor caught a progressing case of forward head posture that was causing me lower back pain.
    After seeing him regularly for about half a year I'm completely cured of that pain.
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  5. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    If you are seeing a chiropractor (or any medical person) and not getting anywhere, consider moving to another. A few years ago I had a crazy painful bout of sciatica. I went to a local chiropractor for a while but wasn't getting anywhere. He went on vacation and referred me to another chiropractor and she had it fixed almost immediately. It's your health, don't worry about offending someone.
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  6. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I managed to get some relief from the throttle hand and thumb discomfort. The tingling!!!

    I took a set of ATV grips, heated them in hot water and stretched them over the exiting grips on the GS. (The 800 and both 1200's)

    The additional thickness seemed to help. Not 100%, but the improvement was noticeable.

    Having cruise on the 2015 GS has made a huge difference!!!!
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  7. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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  8. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    I use grip puppies on my bikes, cuts the vibes but as they go over the OEM grips it adds thickness and some don't find that comfortable. Grip puppies is the brand but all they are is foam over grips, like mud grips.
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Foam grips in the bicycle section at Canadian Tire.
    Long straight cut to fit in a 4/pack are/were $10.00???

    Countoured and very much lookalike the moto offerings were less than $10.00.Cheaper as a bicycle product.No Moto premium?
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  10. Steve G.

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    Classic signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. But I'm not a doctor. I've got the condition. Swelling around the tendon channels, puts pressure on nerves in the area. I stretch
    Y fingers back every morning, theory behind that is it stretches the tendons, slightly thinning them so there's more room in the tendon carpal tunnels, has delayed the surgery hopefully forever,
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  11. LittleMac

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    Wilsons tennis racket regrip. Pack of 3- $8
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  12. B10Dave

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    LittleMac; where did you get the Wilson regrips?
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  13. JimmieA

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    How would these regrips handle water, like riding in the rain? Drying out etc?
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  14. LittleMac

    LittleMac Been here awhile

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    Canadian tire or any sporting goods store. Made of a rubber compound so water really is no concern. I actually got rid of my crampbuster and just returned from a 8 day trip with no issues what so ever.
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  15. edwin

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    that's the ticket bro! thanks for the share.....i was thinking bike or raquet handle tape should do it....you proved it!
    rock on
    ps: should this be the first entry on another thread for CBOC (cheap bastards of canada) repair thread???!!! i think so
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  16. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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    I used some lacrosse stick grip on my WR, throttle side.... wrap it on, works pretty good.
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  17. DittyBag

    DittyBag A bag of dirty stuff

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    E.H., I agree with Steve G. Classic signs.
    I endured this for many years. Using the splints at night will give your wrists a break, IMO, and you will likely get some relief in the day as a result. I did. But they tend to get worse, or at least mine did. Probably over a 10 year period. But they eventually became inhibiting, very numb, and painful. A shock test will determine the amount of constriction/damage to the nerves, and I highly recommend it. But it is not exactly a comfortable thing to do.

    Post surgery, my left is very good. My right is still in recovery from surgery, but I expect it will get better too.

    Best wishes.

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  18. gunnerbuck

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    I was diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome in the mid nineties, back then I was felling trees on mountain slopes for a living and after that ended up changing occupations... With the job change the symptoms slowly faded away.. A few yrs later I found that sometimes my hands would go numb riding the KLR on a cold morning, so I changed rides and picked up a 640 A... Now most of you know that the 640 is no stranger to vibration, but for some reason it did not bother me like when I was riding the KLR, perhaps a different frequency of vibes... Anyways after riding that 640 for over 13 yrs the symtoms have never come back, and I hope they never will.. The message here is to change what you figure is causing it, even as far as changing bikes or even changing your current cockpit layout..
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  19. Millwright98

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    I rode an '02 Vstrom to the Arctic in June...by the time I got home I was having serious issues with my wrists and finger tingling.....was told it was the start of Carpal Tunnel...rest, and a few months off the bike and they are back to normal (ish)......sold the Strom recently and picked up a new S10...first thing I did was order grip puppies....found I wanted the bars closer and just bought a set of Rox anti-vibe 2" risers from a fellow inmate....this bike is butter smooth compared to the v-twin, but not taking any chances! ... good luck!
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  20. B10Dave

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    LittleMac....thanks for the info. Will be going to CTC tomorrow.
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