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It's common for motorcyclists who ride frequently to experience hand throttle issues such as soreness, numbness, cramping, fatigue and pain. This is especially true if you go on long rides. Hand issues are caused by gripping the throttle tightly at a certain angle for a certain period of time.
Everyone agrees you should have a relaxed grip and never use the throttle to hold on to the bike. However, there is a deep divide between those who say you should wrap your four fingers and thumb around the throttle and those that suggest one or two fingers should be constantly resting on the brake lever for emergency application. Most riders are taught to grip with all four fingers and to keep their wrist as straight a position as possible. They are also taught to release the throttle and use all fingers when applying the brake.
You are riding your motorcycle trying to ignore the tingling and numbness in your hands and wrists followed by sharp pains. Carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand that houses the median nerve and tendons. The median nerve and tendons run from your forearm to the palm of your hand through a small space in your wrist.
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My favorite throttle by far the right thumb, but I prefer it mounted on the left hand side. Most reputable sellers of any ebike kits will offer you several options when it comes to a throttle. The 6 most common are:.
Quick links. Hand fatigue from a thumb throttle General Discussion about electric bicycles. However, I'm finding that my hand, especially my thumb, is hurting holding it in the same position to keep the throttle depressed for extended periods. Is there a better solution than a thumb lever throttle?
After a few miles that pain starts again, the aching of your throttle hand! The longer you ride the more it hurts, but you have to twist and squeeze the throttle to continue on your ride. What can you do to stop the wrist or hand pain? Illnesses, pregnancy, and obesity can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.