Last week I posted about my visit to the ER, thought I was having a heart attack or stroke but found out I have arthritis in my neck that is pinching a nerve. I have an appt to see my doc next week.
Funny thing is, about 2 days before this happened I asked my LBS about adding bar ends for comfort since my goal this year is to ride longer distances. He said since I wasn't riding long distances yet I might want to hold off. A few days ago I rode 20 miles (my longest ride so far) & on my way home my left arm was completely numb. I tried sitting upright & putting my hands in various positions, no relief.
I went back yesterday, told him about my neck & arm & asked for his recommendation. He said he could install the bar ends plus a new adjustable stem ($50 for parts, no charge for labor). Before installing, he called me & pretty much talked me out of the stem ($12 for parts, no charge for labor). He felt I should try another long ride, see my doctor then go from there.
I said all that to ask this....has anybody else experienced this problem with your arms falling asleep? Have bar ends helped or did you have to do something else?