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Daniel White
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My pain is not only in my hands, but most acutely in my shoulders. Ever since I’ve been karting, my shoulders have been in constant pain. If I have to raise my arms I must do it gingerly or else my upper arm will just fall out of its shoulder socket. No kidding.

I’ve considered taking caster out of the kart, as well as reducing the ackerman, to make driving less of an effort. As I understand it, increasing both of these make the steering heavy. But I like the way my kart handles, so I’ve just resigned myself to suffering.

Does anyone else have shoulder pain?

As for my hands, I make a conscious effort to relax them on the straights.

My forearms get quite a workout, and toward the end of the day will begin to cramp up during a race. Need to pound water all day and eat bananas.