Author Topic: Ergo Finger?  (Read 114 times)

Ergo Finger?
« on: March 27, 2020, 08:49:44 am »
I did my last two days officially permitted ride on a bike I've not used for a while. I noticed that the right hand Campag ergo lever was  quite stiff pushing the chain up to a bigger sprocket. I use the middle finger on my right hand to actuate the lever.

It is now really sore if I try to bend it, with pain also up my wrist. I'm guessing it's tendon-related? It's been bloody sore all night, and really hurts if I try to hold or grip anything. Ibuprofen maybe masks it a bit.

Should I get the frozen peas on it? And am I better to try to keep it moving by bending it. or just keep it still? Poor me.  :'(

Re: Ergo Finger?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 08:51:53 am »
I could never have used a single finger to operate the main ergo lever! No wonder it's sore. I would have used at least fingers 1 & 2 from memory.
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