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Wondering if anyone who trail rides has this problem while riding. So after about an hour of riding not hard but not easy either my throttle hand starts to tingle and go to sleep. I usually have to stop and shake the crap out of my hand for it to "wake up" and keep going, only to find out a few minutes later doing the same thing. I did buy new grips (ODI Rouge MX Dual Compounds) and rode and didnt have an issue up until the last hour 1/2 of riding. Any one have any tips i could try?

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I got the same problem. Usually for me it is towards the beginning of a CC race.  I have to shake my hands really hard here and there at first until I relax and let the bike flow and remember how to ride again. I try not to let competitors see it lol! Sign of weakness! But mine usually goes away after I have shook it out a few times and relaxed and quit fighting the bike. But I even get it driving a car sometimes. Lack of blood flow from having hands up on the wheel I figure. 

Try to remember to breathe better. Try to remember to move your fingers so it forces less of a grip on the bars. Grip the bike with your legs to lessen the pressure on the palms which is what I think causes it. Really helps me when I remember to do it. I actually write it and tape in on my bar pad to remind myself! I still get it though because I forget.

 

 

 

 

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Beginnings of Carpal tunnel syndrome?  Is riding the only place this happens?  And years ago I began to have the same symptoms, and it turned out to be a pinched nerve in my neck.  Like mentioned earlier, relax the grip, and go even further by relaxing the whole body.  Tight muscles aggravate pinched nerves.

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1 hour ago, filterx said:

IMO first thing is get all the controls/bike setup for how/where you ride.

Then try NOT to grip the bars too hard

Ive had the bike for a few months now and its setup the way i like. Also with gripping the bars too hard, i do notice i grab them like i am going to die lol. So the last ride i held onto the bars but let the bike move through my hands loosely and it helped a little (up until the last hour 1/2) any tips to not "death grip" the bars everytime i ride?

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19 minutes ago, Weezer the Geezer said:

Beginnings of Carpal tunnel syndrome?  Is riding the only place this happens?  And years ago I began to have the same symptoms, and it turned out to be a pinched nerve in my neck.  Like mentioned earlier, relax the grip, and go even further by relaxing the whole body.  Tight muscles aggravate pinched nerves.

i dont think so. I am only 19 and i do play video games on a desk higher than where i sit at. My hands will start to go numb then too after about an hour. And i usually stretch and drink tons of water before riding along with eating a decent breakfast.

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1 hour ago, Dane Richardson said:

Are your gloves pretty tight?

no. They are XL. And fit pretty snug but i can move my hands perfect. 

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1 hour ago, DirtDgr said:

I got the same problem. Usually for me it is towards the beginning of a CC race.  I have to shake my hands really hard here and there at first until I relax and let the bike flow and remember how to ride again. I try not to let competitors see it lol! Sign of weakness! But mine usually goes away after I have shook it out a few times and relaxed and quit fighting the bike. But I even get it driving a car sometimes. Lack of blood flow from having hands up on the wheel I figure. 

Try to remember to breathe better. Try to remember to move your fingers so it forces less of a grip on the bars. Grip the bike with your legs to lessen the pressure on the palms which is what I think causes it. Really helps me when I remember to do it. I actually write it and tape in on my bar pad to remind myself! I still get it though because I forget.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the advice. I also have the same issue when driving lol. If i grab the top of wheel for to long my whole arm numbs up. 

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1 hour ago, done_did_it said:

Thanks for the advice. I also have the same issue when driving lol. If i grab the top of wheel for to long my whole arm numbs up. 

I sense that you may be right handed and if so, at 19 is there something else that your doing with your right hand that might be stressing it?

If so, I really don't want to know and there's nothing wrong with it but you might want to switch up hands :)

I'm 57 and at my age and how I've lived my life, pretty much everything hurts just even just sitting on the couch.

Otherwise, and on a more serious note, it sounds like its just not a dirt bike issue. IMO and as a suggestion maybe go to a GOOD physio therapist (someone who deals specifically in sports) and see if there might be something else involved. IE. Maybe you've tweaked your neck or upper back and it's radiating out causing numbness in your hand.

 

 

 

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Either your whacking it too much.... or not enough

 

For me it’s too much! Haha and I have the same problem haha early carpal tunnel or arthritis...

But seriously both my hands typically cramp up from clutch and throttle. I think it just means we’re not riding enough, gotta build up them riding muscles

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4 minutes ago, filterx said:

I sense that you may be right handed and if so, at 19 is there something else that your doing with your right hand that might be stressing it?

If so, I really don't want to know and there's nothing wrong with it but you might want to switch up hands :)

I'm 57 and at my age and how I've lived my life, pretty much everything hurts just even just sitting on the couch.

Otherwise, and on a more serious note, it sounds like its just not a dirt bike issue. IMO and as a suggestion maybe go to a GOOD physio therapist (someone who deals specifically in sports) and see if there might be something else involved. IE. Maybe you've tweaked your neck or upper back and it's radiating out causing numbness in your hand.

 

 

 

lol i am right handed. i havent thought of going to a specialist of sorts at all. i really never go to the doctor unless needed. I try to stay far away lol. 

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29 minutes ago, done_did_it said:

lol i am right handed. i havent thought of going to a specialist of sorts at all. i really never go to the doctor unless needed. I try to stay far away lol. 

Ya me as well BUT I lived at a ski resort for about 20 years and mountain biked, skied, snowboarded etc. Luckily never killed my self of broke anything but when you play hard there are going to be injuries. When I tweaked something I would go to the physio first cus IMO and as least the one I went to, would access whats going on, then recommend the best coarse for recovery. For example I might have pulled a muscle in my neck that if I went to a chiro, they could fix in the short term BUT you actually need to deal with the actual tweaked muscle first IE massage, acupuncture etc

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If I'm racing a hare scramble, I usually get tingling hands for about half a lap. Then I'm good to go. Thinking it's adrenaline,  cause it only happens for that first 5 to 6 miles.

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Does anyone know anything about using dead ends?  ktmandhusky have them and I'm tempted to give them a try but it would be good to hear what others say about them.

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I get it really bad on my right hand. Used to have it worse on my left but it completely went away after carpal tunnel surgery. Right hand needs surgery but I can deal with it if I loosen up correctly. Usually means riding for about 10 minutes and then taking a 20 minute break. After that I am good to go the rest of the day. If I skip or cut short that first break I am usually screwed the rest of the day. Unfortunately nobody I ride with wants to take a 20 minute break 10 minutes into the ride so I usually fight it all day.

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