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#471995 - 05/03/09 03:20 PM Swollen palm tendons
Selden Offline
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I guess this is bike related, so I'm posting this question here. Possibly as an after effect of a crash 18 months ago, which broke my little finger, I have a somewhat elevated, lumpy tendon in the palm of my right hand. The ring finger is quite noticeable; the little finger less so. My primary care physician says this is not uncommon from impact (surgeon saying "Scalpel," jackhammer operator). She says, if it's really bad, it's "fixable" via surgery, but mine is only annoying. It's not painful, and the swelling goes down after a night's sleep. Anybody have any therapies for mitigating this (other than avoiding motorcycle riding, which isn't going to happen)?
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#471998 - 05/03/09 03:29 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Selden]
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Originally Posted By: Selden
Anybody have any therapies for mitigating this (other than avoiding motorcycle riding, which isn't going to happen)?


Avoid MOTORCYCLE riding or live with it rofl


Edited by boatzo (05/03/09 03:30 PM)
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#472010 - 05/03/09 03:54 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Selden]
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Have you tried gloves with gel pads on the palm? They may help prevent some swelling?
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#472031 - 05/03/09 04:57 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Selden]
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Swollen palm tendons, huh? Do you by chance also wear glasses? Have hair growing on the palm also? rofl

Seriously, you might give these a look:
http://www.qwinerveprotector.com./

They run larger than normal sizing; you might need to order one size down for a good fit.
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#472033 - 05/03/09 05:02 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Lmar]
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Maybe its your grip,,Holding on to tight,,I ride with open hands,Fingers over the levers,,

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#472057 - 05/03/09 06:09 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: 10ovr]
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#472061 - 05/03/09 06:19 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Skywagon]
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Try an anti-inflamitory as a preventative prior to riding, may not solve it entirely, but may reduce the 'annoyance' to tolerable.

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#472108 - 05/03/09 08:01 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: bmw_rider]
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Aleve my friend. I have a pretty bad case of carpal tunnel in both hands and use a perscription version of it with good results.
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#472111 - 05/03/09 08:14 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Selden]
Danny caddyshack Noonan Offline
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3 choices. Switch hands...live with it...or surgery.
Having second hand done tomorrow for CTS. Cannot stand numb hands when riding. Excellent results with the first.
Also had an inflamed tendon once that would let me know it was there at every little bump.

good luck
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#472120 - 05/03/09 08:22 PM Re: Swollen palm tendons [Re: Danny caddyshack Noonan]
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Unfortunately, I have aspirin sensitive asthma, and all NSAIDs are risky. Throttlemeister helps minimize throttle effort, but isn't terribly useful in the twisties. If I'm lucky, it will go away with time and sensible behavior. eek
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