Wrist & Hand

Wrist and Hand

The wrist and hand structure rivals the complexity of the ankle and foot but with a functional role that demands higher levels of mobility the wrist and hand region has a lower tolerance of weight bearing forces.

Most wrist and hand issues for cyclists relate to excessive weight bearing through the hands due to a poor bike fit, whilst trauma from a fall is also common. In an ideal riding position your wrists and hands will assist you to control the handling of the bike and the use of your gears and brakes, as well as any other devices or gadgets on your bike, but you should not be dependent on them to support your upper body position.