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Re: Getting old riding problems
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2021, 08:10:26 PM »
I started developing cramps in my hands and thumbs within the last couple of years.  My wife suggested that I eat a half dozen dried cherries every day. Hasn't cured the problem, but sure has eased it considerably. 1

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Re: Getting old riding problems
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2021, 05:51:42 AM »


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Re: Getting old riding problems
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2021, 08:28:02 AM »
I'm sure not qualified to offer medical advice but...

Two things
1. use grip exercise of some sort..very important. I use spring type grip trainers about 3 times a day doing many reps and have several pair I carry in the AC and in my tank bag/side cases on the bike.

2. Have a nutritionist look at your diet,(very important), you might be eating something that causes your joint problem, or contributing to it.

I also do deep squats every day for leg strength. I have done that many years and I can do it ,but would be hard for some or not possible.

Also, throttle friction locks are without doubt needed so you relax your grip on the long haul. I personally not a fan of "cruise control" but better than nothing.



Brilliant advice.  Everyone should do this.  Actually greatly reduces knee pain (YMMV) if done properly.

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Re: Getting old riding problems
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2021, 08:40:00 AM »
I have a lot of arthritis in my hands (everywhere).  I had bone on bone in the left lower thumb joint (basal)  Had the surgery.  First time in years no pain anymore.  IF the joint isn't too bad, cortisone helps, sometimes for months/years.  It knocks down the inflammation.  Exercise is arthritis' enemy.  Sounds counterintuitive but...good luck!

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Re: Getting old riding problems
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