(Disclaimer: I know that as a general health question this may fit in other forums, but since I ride fixed and fixed only, I figure I may get more specific help here.)
Lately I have been more inclined to tackle SF's hills (pardon the pun) and sprint across its flats, and I have been experiencing some minor knuckle soreness centralized at my middle finger's first knuckle on both hands. I believe this may be caused by a 'deathgrip' that I may be using to gain leverage when pulling up on the bars during hill climbs and sprints. I attempted a google search for any similar occurrences for cyclists, but I was only able to find very little if anything at all.
I am eighteen and I have never had this issue before, so I don't believe it is arthritis. I would like to know if any of you have ever had this problem, and if there are any suggestions.
Thanks very much,