Re: [CR]Re: Stocking & Glove Neuropathy

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From: "ternst" <>
To: "Daniel Dahlquist" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Stocking & Glove Neuropathy
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 10:02:57 -0700

I would suggest that you look at shoe fit, sole pressure, cleat position, and sox elastic. I would also look at where the saddle interfaces with your bod(dum), and see if it is pinching, squeezing some nerves perhaps. The hand and wrist could also be a pressure problem depending how much upper body weight is on your hands/wrists. Maybe your shoulders don't like the angle, and puts the hands in stress. This could be part of the difficulty. Often keeping a glove strap too tight could put hands to sleep. Or, if your positon, equipment, etc., is really good, maybe there is something in the pedal motion and hand holding on the bars your body for some circulatory-neural reason just doesn't like. I can't remember a rider having your problems, though. Have you tried acupuncture? Maybe not a permanent cure, but relief?
Best of luck.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Dahlquist
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:05 AM
Subject: [CR]Re: Stocking & Glove Neuropathy

> Group, Thanks to Leonard Diamond who tells me that according to his
> podiatrist the 3 most common causes of Stocking and Glove Neuropathy are:
> Diabetes, Alcoholism, and Vitamin B 12 deficiency. I neglected to mention
> that I am not diabetic, not an alcoholic (although I like my Guinness on
> occasion), and I have no vitamin deficiency. I know that trying to
> connect
> permanent nerve damage in the hands & feet to intense cycling is a long
> shot. I thought that if this has ever been done in or out of the medical
> fraternity, someone in this group would have heard about it. Thanks.
> Daniel Dahlquist
> Galena, Illinois