Ulnar Neuropathy in Cyclists.


Journal Article (Review)

The form and function of the cyclist exposes the ulnar nerve to both traction and compressive forces at both the elbow and wrist. Prevention of ulnar neuropathy and treatment of early symptoms include bike fitting, avoidance of excessive or prolonged weight-bearing through the hands, and the use of padded gloves. For persisting or progressive symptoms, a thorough history and physical examination is essential to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out other sites of nerve compression. The majority of compression neuropathies in cyclists resolve after appropriate rest and conservative treatment; however, should symptoms persist, nerve decompression may be indicated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brubacher, JW; Leversedge, FJ

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 199 - 205

PubMed ID

  • 27886836

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27886836

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hcl.2016.08.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States