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    Wrist Brace?

    Does anyone wear a wrist brace when riding? If so, what type/brand?

    Like many office workers, I fight carpel tunnel on a daily basis. Through a combination of ergonomic keyboards, stretches, and wrist brace with a metal shank for palm support, I usually manage flair-ups fairly easily. But sometimes I get overly rambunctious at home and sprain my wrist. It would be nice to find a decent brace that provides enough compression and support without cutting circulation off in my hand.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    LuvNot, a wrist brace can easily be bought at any major drug store, even a lot of little independent drug stores have a large selection of braces...
    True, there are a wide variety, but I was hoping someone already experimented with styles and already figured out which one would offer support without getting in the way. I'll go forth and be the guinea pig.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Now, looking past the brace.....which wrist is it that is hurting...the right or left ? Makes a difference.
    It's the right hand, of course. Though I guess that's actually better than the left because working a clutch with this kind of ache or with numb fingers would not be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Think about using some Grip Puppies I have these on all my bikes, but for different reasons, as I cannot close my right hand (injury) ... If you have smaller hands, and do not want a larger diameter grip....think about using a throttle rest...palm rest
    I was about to order the throttle rocker, but think I'll go for the Grip Puppies first.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Far too often riders GRIP their handgrips on the bike...too tightly. I have seen this, and have tried to instruct riders to just gently hold the handlebars, use your palms to push the bars one way of the other, and to NOT squeeze the hand grips so hard that you strain your hands or wrists.
    YES. That's exactly what started this! It's rained so much the rubber grips I have on the bars are slipping, even with gloves on, so I white knuckle it. The foam will probably work great to A.) prevent slippage, and B.) absorb some vibrations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old w/2 many guns & bikes View Post
    As for your carpal tunnel - Get those grips as high as you can.
    Thanks for that suggestion. Luckily, I probably haven't had this much trouble earlier than now because I did put the 2" riser on the bike. Being short, I really like the higher grips. Now if it would just stop raining for a while... I might not have as much trouble...

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    I suffer the same as you Luv and I installed Pro Taper ATV high bars and grips called Mushrooms. Problem solved!

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    I have foam grips on the PC800. Finding that I tend to grip the throttle side more firmly. Maybe because I have to lube the throttle cable?

    Seriously, the foam keeps you conscious of grip tenacity.

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