General Cycling Discussion - Hand tremor from cycling?
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01-28-12, 08:39 AM
Is it possible or common to get hand tremor from riding? I swapped out handlebars recently, and though I don't notice pain while riding, I'm getting a muscle tremor in my hands even days after riding. The muscles in my palms also feel "tense" along with the tremor.
Does anyone else get this? This is a new thing for me.
01-28-12, 08:46 AM
You are the first one....
01-28-12, 08:56 AM
I've heard it referred to as "handlebar palsy."
01-28-12, 11:00 AM
You could try raising handle bar height of course to remove weight from you hands, if the tremmor remains, then IMO, a trip to the Doc would be in order.
01-28-12, 11:03 AM
The ad at the top of the page is for Parkinson's. That causes a palsy.
Could be any number of things...the trip to the doc would not be a bad thing. I have nerve damage in both elbows (Ulnar Nerve) and Carpal Tunnel in both hands/wrists. There would be days (before I stopped riding a DF) that my hands would start with a tremor and then just go into full numbness to the point I could not pull the brake lever even a little bit. See the doc and get a referral to a qualified Sports Orthopedist/Hand Specialist pronto to be on the safe side.
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