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I've got one of these coming:

https://www.crampbuster.com

I've got Carpal Tunnel issues and currently use the Omnicruise throttle lock but thought I'd give the Crampbuster a go too. Even though the Valkyrie is probably as close to vibe-free through the bars as an internal combustion engine can get, there are still some vibes. And over a longish haul they produce the hand-numbing/finger tingling that isn't just uncomfortable, it's freakin' dangerous. If all else fails it's off for the ligament snip. I know a few people who have had it and it's been very successful. Still, it really has to be "when all else fails" for me. I try and avoid hospitals. They're like auto repair shops: you can come out with problems you didn't have when you went in :)
 

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I've got one of these coming: . If all else fails it's off for the ligament snip. : you can come out with problems you didn't have when you went in :)

be sure to mark where they are to cut. you don't want them to "snip" elsewhere or you may be limping home.:eek:
 

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dp,, all them nuns in the conservatory did say that will make you go blind.. well.. 20/20 vision and carpal arthritis, them nuns didn't know wtf they was saying
 

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I've got carpal also. The one i got looks like cb2. Works great, much better on hand & wrist.
 
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Guys, a carpal tunnel release is a three minute operation. If done under local anaesthetic the in-hospital recovery time is just minutes.



Depending on your job you may be back at work the next day. Healing following endoscopic surgery is faster because the wound is only about as long as a button hole. Otherwise, you're just waiting for the skin to heal.


If in doubt and carpal tunnel syndrome is making riding tough, see your doctor for a chat.
 

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I’ve also have CTS... in both hands. In fact, my doctor says it’s “severe” CTS. That was diagnosed a year ago. Just hadn’t found the time to get it done. It would take about 8-10 months to have it done (one hand at a time). So I wouldn’t be able to ride during that time. I commute 40 minutes (each way) to work every day. And have to split lanes about 30% of that. I needed a true cruise control. I bit the proverbial bullet and got an MC Cruise system. Set me back about $800, but is worth every single penny! Got a ‘14 Valk and it was relatively easy to install. Just got take your time and follow the instructions to the letter. The instructions were extremely easy to follow and very detailed with pics. There’s a calibration procedure, but the factory setting was spot on for my Valk. I still need to take care of my CTS, but the MC Cruise (mccruise.com) doesn’t make it so urgent. Don’t know if I could handle 8-10 months of no riding.😝
 

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Guys, a carpal tunnel release is a three minute operation. If done under local anaesthetic the in-hospital recovery time is just minutes.



Depending on your job you may be back at work the next day. Healing following endoscopic surgery is faster because the wound is only about as long as a button hole. Otherwise, you're just waiting for the skin to heal.


If in doubt and carpal tunnel syndrome is making riding tough, see your doctor for a chat.

Hey Ox, can you PM me re who you had it done by? That description you give is not what folks here are telling me. Cheers mate.
 

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Bman: from what I've read if you let it go on too long it leads to permanent nerve damage that surgery can't fix. Might be worth having that chat with your doctor too if you haven't already.
 

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....... who you had it done by? .......

I'm a doctor. We did 4 of them on Thursday. 3 patients wide awake and walked out of theatre. Elevate hand and wriggle fingers when sitting around. Bandages intact until 9-12 days post-op. Slowly return to normal activity.


There will be pain and swelling post op - you've been cut with a scalpel after all - but most patients already have pain and swelling.
 

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Here you buy them for 99 cents with free shipping. I bought 1 last year and it works fine. Just ordered 2 more before the tariff goes up. [/QUOTE]

jb, we will chip in the 5% .. lets see 2x .99 @5% = ten cents. if we each mail you a penny, there might be all of six active members here. we are going to have to double up. and the 50c postage is going to help aoc fund her new piggy bank.
 

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Replaced my $10 Crampbuster with a metal Omni-Cruise for $49.95 http://www.omni-cruise.com/omni-cruise-1/ and it is MUCH better, more out of the way when not in use, installed in less then 1 minute, and extremely effective, especially when you need to change the speed - just twist the throttle to where you want it and flick your thumb or index finger! Thanks for the recommendations here and in another thread under Accessories (guess I'll update one of those threads too). Wish I had it on the last overnighter.
 
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