Rehab Injuries Like Handlebar Palsy
Handlebar Palsy (also known as Cyclists Palsy or ulnar neuropathy) is perhaps the most common cycling-related injury. Riding an improperly adjusted bike for long periods with the wrists compressed at an angle; or shock and vibration transmitted from the handlebars while riding across uneven terrain causes inflammation of the ulnar nerve running down the forearm into the wrist. This results in numbness, tingling, and pain, usually in the elbow, outer forearm, hands or fingers.
Isometric exercise with Powerball brings rapid relief to handlebar palsy. Powerball helps to significantly strengthen the forearm flexors & extensors which are the two main muscles in the lower arm. This allows for mobility and increases range of motion at the wrist joint. This unique form of training enhances muscle endurance and flexibility and helps greatly reduce the occurrence of dreaded Handlebar Palsy for cyclists.