Carpal tunnel and riding a motorbike

HilaryP
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Hi, I'm finding it really hard to ride my motorbike. My right hand goes numb, I only have use of my thumb and first finger, the palm and other fingers are dead. I wear the splint on my right hand every night but I still get the tingling sensation. The left hand is becoming more painful too, especially in my third finger and I do loose sensation sometimes whilst riding the bike, though I can move this hand a lot easier whilst riding. The right controls the throttle so if I take it off, I loose power. I can wriggle the fingers on the motorway as it's usually a long, straight stretch, but this only provides short-term relief, and it soon goes numb again, so I seem to be wriggling them a lot. Any ideas, thanks. Hilary

jeremydpbland
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So far as I can see we haven't seen you since 2008 so the obvious thing to do would be to see you again and find out exactly how bad your CTS is at this stage. It may be that some more aggressive treatment is warranted now. Would you like me to organise an appointment? JB

HilaryP
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Hi, yes please that would be great. Thanks Hilary

jeremydpbland
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OK I've sent out a letter in the post. JB

HilaryP
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Thanks very much. Hilary

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