I get numbness in my right hand after biking 5 to 10 miles. Now what?
I know you are not my neurologist, my physical therapist, my yoga teacher or my bike mechanic. Still, I want your advice based on anecdote and personal experience!
I have not dropped several hundred dollars on a complex professional bike fitting, but I have had two experienced and nice bike store guys look at me on my bike and make a few adjustments to seat and bar stem height.
I have tried tilting the nose of my seat up a bit causing a bit more groin pressure and no relief to my wrist/hand issue.
Gloves sometimes help, but conversely, sometimes seem to bring on numbness more quickly. Sometimes alternating on then off buys me more time before the numbness kicks in.
This is my first bike with drop handlebars. I love how zippy I feel in this position and am loathe to spend the money necessary to to totally replace my brifter/handlebar setup (which I am also quite fond of), but I suppose I'd do it if it's the only solution.
But note, my previous ride, a straight handlebar'ed mountain bike, also caused occasional hand numbness.
Googling "touring handlebar" I see a lot of weirder options that I guess provide a wide variety of hand positions. Have you tried these?
Anyhow, have you had this specific issue (or have some experience with it?) and have you been successful in fixing it? How?
And also, why only my right hand?!
Here's my pretty bike!