I moved to London about three months ago, and since I moved here have been doing at least 50 miles a week on the bike. I've started to get a super painful left wrist, which hurts when bent in either direction, or when i try to open doors with it etc. Sounds like tendonitis I guess. Just wondering if anyone had heard of this before, and if it's normal for cyclists to get this???
I also started working in an office around the same time, but typing and stuff doesn't seem to hurt it, so I don't think it's typing that hurts it.
Anyone got any ideas of how to get rid of it? Should I wear a wrist brace or something? I don't like the idea of stopping cycling too much...
Stop wanking so much.
ask your gp mate..
Sounds more articular (joint) related if hurts in all directions. Have you had any injuries / crashes affecting the wrist and is the pain local to the wrist joint or more spread through the arm? Would expect more pain at work with a tendinopathy as they will be in use all day whereas the joint are more involved in movement and loading. Would benefit from an assessment for more specific advice.
Hmmm, yeah it just hurts in the wrist, no crashes that I remember, but I used to BMX back in the day and probably had loads.
I Guess it's not that common then :( Have to hope the GP knows his stuff...
PS. Why wank when you have a dog that likes peanut butter?
Do your bars fit ok? I used to get pretty bad pain in my left wrist but after I had a bike fit and swapped my 42cm bars for 38cm ones the pain has vanished (my shoulders are 36cm wide).
I've had lots of wrist pain over the years, for lots of reasons - all basically because the bars weren't right or the bike behind them wasn't.
What kind of bars are you using?
This setup is currently giving me wrist pain after about 90 minutes of riding. Am I missing something (apart from decent core muscles)? I can't find a comfy rising position on it: either I keep a straight line down the back of my arms though my wrists, which leave me feeling like I'm hanging off my thumbs or I put my palms on the flats which cocks my wrists backwards and gives me pain no the back of my wrists. Any suggestions?
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