Third finger left hand

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Third finger left hand

Postby Squibnocket » 14 Jan 2018, 8:16pm

I've been cycling using a road bike for many years, sometimes cycling over a hundred miles a day and I have never experienced anything other than the usual sore legs from a good ride.

My dilemma is just before Christmas I treated myself to an 1980's retro Raleigh Thunder Road mtb. I've only had the time to do two rides of any distance on it one 40 miles and today one of 32 miles. On both occasions I've experienced numbness in my third finger on the left hand!!

It's my intention to cycle tour on this bike in the summer carrying all my kit and for longer distances.

I appreciate the geometry of the Raleigh is different but what could be causing this numbness? The first time it took over a week for the numbness to go away.

Would fitting bar ends help ?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Re: Third finger left hand

Postby Heltor Chasca » 14 Jan 2018, 9:03pm

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Re: Third finger left hand

Postby Heltor Chasca » 14 Jan 2018, 9:03pm

In my opinion yes. You get a couple more options to rest your mits. I have these on one bike and they work well. They also have a ‘comfort’ grip with longer, curlier ends. HTH

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Re: Third finger left hand

Postby 531colin » 16 Jan 2018, 5:11pm

Ulnar nerve is being inconvenienced.....see https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35438

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Re: Third finger left hand

Postby Vorpal » 17 Jan 2018, 8:44am

What Colin said ^

I suspect that this is caused partly by the hand position, and partly by another factor, either your position on the bike, or a medical issue.
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Re: Third finger left hand

Postby softlips » 17 Jan 2018, 9:10am

It's strange it's only your third finger. You usually get numbness in the whole of the fourth and half the third with ulnar nerve palsy as the fourth branch of the nerve is usually affected. I guess the area compressed in your case is slightly more distal to that normally seen.