“After riding, have you ever felt numbness, tingling, and weakness in your hands? If your answer is YES, then you may have committed the problem of overuse of your hands. Get to know the common exercises that are common during cycling. Harm, in fact, as long as the adjustment of movements and the use of equipment can help you stay away from the pain.”
From a safety point of view, talking about cycling gloves is a serious matter. Cycling gloves are special gloves for cyclists. According to different types of bicycles, they can be divided into mountain bike gloves, road bike gloves and downhill gloves. Some brands have introduced gloves specifically designed for extreme sports, whether it is from the safety of the body or the comfort of riding, there is such a necessity. According to the season, there are half-finger and full-finger points. The palms are thickened. According to different positioning and adaptation conditions, the materials used in the palm pads are also different. For example, the palm pads of road bikes are significantly thinner than mountain bike gloves.
If your handlebar is a flat handle, do not wear professional gloves to grasp the flat handle, the pressure is directly transmitted to the median nerve of the main control thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of the ring finger, causing numbness, finger pain, weakness, medically called wrist Carpal tunnel syndrome. Long-term compression of the median nerve will cause loss of sensation in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger, muscle atrophy, and nerve pain in the hand radiating to the shoulder and elbow joints.
If you use curved handlebars, gripping the curved handlebars without wearing professional riding gloves or changing the position of your hands will compress and overextend the ulnar nerve, causing ulnar neuropathy (Ulnar neuropathy). The ulnar nerve controls the ring finger and little finger. Short-term compression can cause paralysis and weakness in the ring finger or little finger; long-term compression can make the ring finger and little finger unconscious and unable to complete normal finger curling movements, especially the little finger.
As long as it is a sports bicycle, the wrist joints are under tension. Because the rider adopts a sitting posture and grip style that is different from that of a leisure bike, this puts the wrist joints in an abnormally tense state for a long time, which has a negative effect on nerves and tendons. The impact is even lifelong. The special function of riding gloves is to relieve the pressure on the wrist joints to the greatest extent. Comparing it with ordinary gloves after being laid flat with the back side down, you will find that its front is not flat but upturned, which is exactly the same as that of the rider. The posture of the grip is consistent.
It can be seen that as long as the two wheels are moved by the hands, the protection of the hands is second only to the brain. Once a sudden accident occurs during exercise, it can effectively prevent abrasions and cuts on the hands when the hands are on the ground.