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Tue Jun 16, 2015, 11:45 AM

Gloves designed to prevent numbness

When I was searching about numbness cures one glove was highly recomended- Spenco Ironman Elite. Well it doesn't seem that Spenco has them anymore. I countinued looking around and found out that they were invented by Dr. A. Robert Spitzer. I guess it would take a cyclist neurologist to come up with a real working solution. What he did beside gel padding in the palm is to put a channel in the middle of the heal which protects the median nerve from vibration and pressure. It looks like they are available from Shock-Tek which has a line of gloves for industry, sports, motorcycle and wheelchair users.
http://shocktek.com/index.html
Dr. A. Robert Spitzer, MD
Clinical Neurophysiologist, Neurologist, Psychiatrist

Robert Spitzer, MD is a renowned neurologist and recognized expert in electro diagnosis and electrophysiology. He is a specialist in the diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Occupational Neurological Injuries. Suffering tingling in his own hands as a cyclist inspired and fueled Dr. Spitzerís invention and development of the patented technology used in Shock-Tekô Gloves.


I'm thinking of getting a pair of these at $34.00:


http://shocktek.com/products_gen_st9706.html

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TexasProgresive Jun 2015 OP
bif Nov 2015 #1
TexasProgresive Nov 2015 #2
Goblinmonger Nov 2015 #3
TexasProgresive Nov 2015 #4
Goblinmonger Nov 2015 #5
TexasProgresive Nov 2015 #6
jberryhill Nov 2015 #8
hibbing Nov 2015 #7
Thor_MN May 2016 #9
TexasProgresive May 2016 #10

Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 11:16 AM

1. I have the same problem.

I bought a pair of gloves from a local bike shop and they help. But these look like they'd really do the job!

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Response to bif (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 11:21 AM

2. I haven't bought them yet.

I've been spending my bike budget on tires/tubes, lights, arm and knee warmers. I will probably by these gloves come spring. The fact the fact that they were developed by a neurologist/cyclist who experienced the numbness and treated cyclists patients gives them great credibility for me.

Let me know if you get a pair and how they work.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:08 PM

3. Those look awesome

 

I've bookmarked for spring. Bike riding in Wisconsin is pretty much done for the season.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:21 PM

4. What do you do in the winter to elevate your heart rate?

Excluding making tricycle motors. (that's a euphemism my wife uses for sex)

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:25 PM

5. That's the oddest, and one of the coolest, euphemism's I've heard.

 

I do spinning classes. I'm out of any good biking shape this year, but the goal is to change that and then once February hits, I'll do two classes back-to-back on Saturdays to get ready for long rides.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:32 PM

6. She's the eldest of a large family of wits

I forgot one exercise I don't get much of here during winter-shoveling your car out of a mound of snow. I have some experience with that particular calisthenics. Spin classes hunh? I do some on a trainer at home. I really hate it; the same for treadmills maybe in a class with other sufferers it would be more fun.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 08:01 AM

8. My wife used a euphemism for sex once


It took forever to clean it, and it never sounded right again.

I ride with a flat bar and Ergon bar-end grips that allow me to change hand positions frequently.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 01:04 AM

7. You may also want to look a different grips

My newest bike came with grips that have more flatter and wider space for the heel of your hand. I seem to only get some numbness when I get up to around 50 miles.

Peace

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Response to TexasProgresive (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 02:22 PM

9. Some may not like the idea, but I built a support I can lean on.

 

My numbness come from locking out my elbows. That puts all the road vibration into my wrists and shoulders. Keeping the elbows bent and the shoulders down helps, if you can remember to do it. Your biceps and triceps are much better shock absorbers.

What I did was to saw a PVC Tee in half across the top of the Tee, pipe clamp that together on the top bar, running the brake line underneath. A length of PVC vertical and another Tee and some elbows and I have a support that lets me take some of my weight off the handlebars, reminds me to keep my shoulders down and keeps me from locking out my elbows.

Goofy as all heck and I feel somewhat redneck for clamping plumbing parts on my road bike, but my wrists love it.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #9)

Mon May 30, 2016, 02:42 PM

10. You need to post a pic of that.

Whatever works. I have a cut down vitamine bottle tyrapped to my stem for a can of Halt dog repellent. Besides that I wear an orange reflective safety vest. Can't get any more dorky than that.

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