Condition in which the fibres of a nerve become compressed, resulting in an inability to transmit impulses. In cycling, the ulnar nerve in the palm of the hand is commonly pressed against the handlebars with a loss of sensation and weakening of the hand. If untreated, it can result in permanent paralysis. However, in its early stages it is easily treated by frequently altering the hand position and protecting the hands with tape or padded gloves.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.