Few things can spoil a good ride faster than unhappy “contact points”—the bits of your body that come into contact with your bike (hands, feet, and nether regions). While problems with any contact point can jeopardize your ride, hand issues like weakness, tingling, and numbness can also be dangerous. Hands, after all, operate the brakes. “Hand numbness is pretty common with cyclists, especially if they tend to ride with their hands in the same position for extended periods of time,” says Glenn Kasin, DC, a chiropractic physician at Wellness in Motion in Boston. “It results from the excessive compression, irritation, or stress on the nerves.”
A technique called nerve flossing could help solve your hand problems on the bike.