Saturday, June 11, 2011

Handlebar Palsy


Mary sent me a link to an abstract about "a compression syndrome of the deep terminal (motor) branch of the ulnar nerve in biking."

Here's an anatomical illustration from Gray's to show just where the deep terminal branch of the nerve is.

4 comments:

Sean said...

on almost any ride i need to guard against my hands falling asleep. obviously i'm leaning on them too much.

my padded gloves are almost certainly too old. i need new ones...

Kellsey said...

Oh, man! Aidan's hands often fall asleep when he is riding his bicycle around the lake while we are out for our runs. Does this mean he is leaning too much on them?

Sean said...

Kellsey: almost certainly. adjustment of seat height and handelbars may be in order...

Sean said...

Kellsey: almost certainly. adjustment of seat height and handelbars may be in order...