numb hands

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cmorris, May 2, 2004.

  1. cmorris

    cmorris LawnSite Member
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    O.K. I use a standard echo commercial weedeater. I also have a 48 inch snapper w.b. My problem is that my right hand is starting to get numb and really hurts when i try to squeeze anything.. Could the vibration from the weedeater do this or the constant hand movement on the hydrostat mower?? also, what can I do, just buy vibraation gloves? does anyone else have this problem??
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Get rid of the pistol grip WB. Carpal tunnel is setting in.
  3. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    Go to the Doc.

    Get a wrist brace and wear to bed at night.
  4. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Join the crowd. Ive started the braces at night and its really not any better...I guess the surgery is next..
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    this is starting to happen to me, i have numb hands at night and i wake up probaly once an hour in pain, until i stand up and my feeling comes back:cry: also while i mow my hands will go numb and pain will start, again i must stop and shake my hands. i have a gravely with pro controls but it don't help. the funny thing is it happened last year during mowing season disappeared during winter and now it's back again:confused: :cry:
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    This is why I won't use a pistol grip style mower. Who needs the risk of this happening?
  7. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    H-bar,T-bar or Ecs! love my H-bar!!!
  8. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    I sometimes find that when I trim my back is bend over sideways to the left holding the trimmer in position. I get the numbness in my right hand from time to time.
    I know I need to get to a chiropractor again to cranck my neck and back a little bit and do some adjustments. It help before. My neck was out on 2 of the 3 axes.
  9. shorty7616

    shorty7616 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 230

    Same thing has been happening to me.....I just shake it off and keep going.....guess I need to figure out a long term solution
  10. moneyman

    moneyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    Try going to the doctor first. You will more than likely be reffered to go to a physical therapist.

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