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    Pressure in taint and tingling in hand with ganglion cyst

    Finally went for a halfway decent ride today after over 10 years of being of a bike. It was just a 25 minute ride because I'm an out of shape fat ass working on getting to be an in shape fat ass Anyway, after about 3/4th's into the ride my right hand had some slight tingling in my fingers. This is also the had with a ganglion cyst. My doctor says that as long as the cyst doesn't interfere with everyday activity then it won't require surgery. My left hand was fine so what I'd like to know is there any kind of adjustment I should look for to help this? Also, my seat felt fine the entire length of the ride but once I got home and did some stretching, I can feel some pressure in the taint area. I know this isn't right so what kind of adjustment should I be looking for there?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bldgengineer View Post
    Anyway, after about 3/4th's into the ride my right hand had some slight tingling in my fingers. This is also the had with a ganglion cyst. My doctor says that as long as the cyst doesn't interfere with everyday activity then it won't require surgery. My left hand was fine so what I'd like to know is there any kind of adjustment I should look for to help this? Also, my seat felt fine the entire length of the ride but once I got home and did some stretching, I can feel some pressure in the taint area. I know this isn't right so what kind of adjustment should I be looking for there?
    Maybe none. If the bike fit before make sure it has had a full safety inspection and put miles & hours on it.
    It will take time to physically adapt to cycling, aches & pains are part of the process.
    Wise to limit to 25min at first, take a day off between sessions and build up time & miles.
    Move your hands around in various positions, stand up and pedal a bit on every ride and keep at it.
    Review fit with an experienced person when you have some rides in.
    Consult your doc if that cyst is causing problems.

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    Sounds good. I'll give it a few more weeks and go from there. The doctor has already told me that as long as the cyst isn't interfering with everyday activities, then surgery isn't really necessary. Otherwise, they'll have to open up my wrist and cut it out. Outpatient surgery with fast recovery time. Problem is that it has a 40% chance of return...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bldgengineer View Post
    Finally went for a halfway decent ride today after over 10 years of being of a bike. It was just a 25 minute ride because I'm an out of shape fat ass working on getting to be an in shape fat ass Anyway, after about 3/4th's into the ride my right hand had some slight tingling in my fingers. This is also the had with a ganglion cyst. My doctor says that as long as the cyst doesn't interfere with everyday activity then it won't require surgery. My left hand was fine so what I'd like to know is there any kind of adjustment I should look for to help this? Also, my seat felt fine the entire length of the ride but once I got home and did some stretching, I can feel some pressure in the taint area. I know this isn't right so what kind of adjustment should I be looking for there?

    Thanks for any help!
    Regarding your pressure in the crotch (I don't think I know what a "taint" is), perhaps lowering the nose of the saddle by 1/16 inch would help reduce the pressure just a bit, by transferring weight to your sit bones. It doesn't sound like you have a major problem there.

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    Get a bike fit. Maybe reading this could help. http://www.bikefit.com/s-13-road-bikes.aspx
    Your bike sounds like it is older. New bike today are made to fit much better. Also make sure you get the right saddle. Being heavy myself I know how much the right saddle helps. Find a show with the SwitchIt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w0OU36RfWY

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