So I'm majoring in computer science, and I spend quite a lot of time typing. Over the years, I've developed some pain in my forearms, hands, and fingers (from carpal tunnel, repetitive strain injuries, who knows.)
As I've been riding more and more lately (I'm new to biking) long rides have been causing pain in my forearms, and wrists, and numbness in my finger tips, just like i get from typing. Does anyone have any ideas for gear i could buy or riding habits i could get into to help relieve this pain? It seems like it helps a little if i remember to shake out my hands every once in a while to get some bloodflow back into them, but doesn't really get rid of the pain.
Thanks for any ideas! A "long" ride for me at the moment is 20 or 30 miles, and i'd like to go further, but its starting to get really uncomfortable to be on a bike for that long.
(Time to get one of those fancy ergonomic keyboards, too. Its been getting worse lately. A doctor's appointment is in the works too.)