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Looking for some guidance...

I am having some minor pain in both my hands due to my many years working on a computer, and I guess its just something older computer programmers have to deal with. Those of you who do the same as me know what the medical terminology.

The pain can be very bad at times, and then just go away.
I feel it mostly in the winter both at work, and when riding.
My solution currently is taking "Tylenol Arthritis Pain Formula" over the counter, and it helps...
I don't recall having this pain in the summer as I think about it.

My question is, are there any gloves made today, sort of like orthopedic shoes that help with this problem.

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So it's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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DaveLX wrote:
So it's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Yes, thank you... Could not think of it.
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May want to take a look here, at a previous discussion. Carpal Tunnel.
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Check out Go Cruise Trottle Control at www.2wheelride.com they are $19.99
and free shipping. I have the 3/4" size on our scooters, and motorcycle too. It will relieve the strain of holding the throttle open. Then you can stretch or release your hands while riding...not both at once Laughing emoticon
Good luck and I hope you can find some relief.
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You might try grip puppies. The make the hand grips about 1/4" larger diameter so your hand isn't clenched so tightly. Inexpensive too

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Get your doc to take a look. They can do surgery that helps. I'd do the the advice above also. Good luck.
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Seems like folks are jumping to conclusions here....I wouldn't assume it's carpal tunnel without more information...there are a lot of other problems that can cause hand pain. While if it is carpal tunnel, surgery may be advisable, there are more conservative therapies that can be helpful as well. These therapies can be useful for other hand problems as well. Get a professional assessment first to figure out what you're dealing with. Feel free to PM me as well.



The Grip Pullies sound like a great idea to try- I put them on my Christmas list Having a larger radius grip, and possibly softer, might be a help as well.
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FLED hence my, get your DR to take a look. RN here it does sound like it but a DR should see it. could be something else. Either way a diagnoses will happen and hopefully a cure.
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as a medical professional, i'll echo what Judy stated: go see your Primary care MD as a start for routine hand examination; the diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be made in a matter of minutes. Consulting with a Hand Surgeon would be the next step after that. Could be that your hands are arthritic and for that, there is no surgical intervention. Tylenol Arthritis is crap IMO, you need a NSAID such as Alleve, Celebrex, Mobic, Arthrotec, assuming you can safely take these meds.
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Adjusting how your wrist is flexed while riding can help. Try to keep the wrists in as neutral position as possible - with fingers straight and resting on the levers. Your glove between thumb and forefinger should have enough friction to keep the throttle steady.
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Definitely see your doctor. Years ago I started to wear a brace (see below) at night on a recommendation from my doctor whenever my hand started to ache due to repetitive use. Over the course if several nights the hand improves and generally within a week all pain and discomfort are gone.
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Many years ago, in a land seemingly far away, two very young newly weds said they wouldn't turn out to be the conspicuous consumers their parents were. They road their bicycles year round, or walked when the snow was too deep. They swore to lobby, cajole, argue, and do everything possible to be more like their EU friends and avoid the great American appetite for the motor car.

The Mrs. developed pain in her hands. The old frumpy old GP, in the English tweed suit, asked if she was a mechanic. He had seen mechanics over the years develop the same pain points. When he realized how often her hands supported her upper body on bicycle handlebars his diagnoses was a cinch. Stop riding for 3 days, and then pad the bars. Done.

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If you experience cramps while riding, you might consider relaxing your grip a bit. When I raced years back, I used to get severe arm pump. I had an old-timer explain how people tend to death grip the bars which causes fatigue. He told me to the let the bars float in my hand and relax my hands and upper body. Some of the best advice I've had over the years. Riding a bike is definitely like riding a horse. Use your lower body / leg for leaning / steering the bike and go light on the bars / reigns to steer. I'm not saying this is your issue, but if you find yourself with a good grip on the bars, easing up a bit and relaxing your upper body will help significantly. Good luck, hope this helps
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1. If you visit a physician and he suggests surgery, then run away quickly.

2. Try to reduce your medicinal intake to only those times that you have real pain.

3. Your hands are just over-used. Try some heat therapy at home while watching TV. Perhaps coolness helps, you'll have to find out which helps the best. My hands are not the best either when it's cold, but there are remedies that may keep you from being a clinic statistic. Do research.

4. You may be gripping too tightly, or leaning too far forward. Holding the grips while cruising, as if you were holding a small bird, may help.
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