Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes: Land Shark / Single Speed hybrid
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When I first felt that sensation, I was told by a biker who'd had surgery that her surgeon said that, if you catch it early, you can head it off by taking 250-500mg of vitamin B6 and a B Complex, daily. I did that for years with no problems whatsoever.
I did, however, also switch from straight bars to drops at that time, which made it so I could switch positions. I also raised the bars with some spanners so I wouldn't be straining my neck anymore. I've been off the vitamin regimen for about 6 months now, with no problems whatsoever. So one or all of those things did the trick. btw: the vitamins keep the mosquitoes away. They don't like the taste.
My friend, who's a doctor, said it's about the continual pressure on the wrist when you're hands are subjected to a single angle for long periods of time. So she thinks it was mainly switching to the drop handles that solved the problem.