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Driving Injuries - Backward Bending Fingers
Driving Injuries - Cadillac
Driving Injuries - F 150
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Driving Damage  - Toyota Solaro
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Driving Injuries - Chevrolet Blazer
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Mercury - Cougar
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Part 2 of 3 - Every Driver Has Permanent Finger Injuries Caused by Todays Tight Steering Vehicles
Which picture(s) are your match?
18 years Ford truck
26 yrs Chevy - Blazer
Driving Injuries
21 year-old Allison. Drives a 1997 Chevy Blazer. The stiff steering is causing her fingers to
bent and twist like everyone who drives these vehicles. Both her small fingers (Yellow and
Green) bend and curve outward from holding the steering wheel between the two). When she
pushes the required forces to overcome the resistance in the steering system to turn, a
numbing impact load is delivered to her bones....she feels any pain in the steering process.
Her back is knotted between the shoulder blades....the beginning of hunch back. Her head
and neck will push forward from it. Many other chronic problems are present also.
Look closely....because if you cannot turn the steering wheel of your vehicle effortlessly with
ONE FINGER...then you have the bending and twisting shown here. If not now....it will come. It
is just a matter of time (usually 6,000 miles).                                                                 
mickey tomich
This is a veteran in the Ann Arbor VA Hospital that had carpal
tunnel surgery.  This is caused by the wrist back-n-forth  wrist
action due to that damn resistance and tight steering.  Many
people have and still are blaming their employers for computer
use and collecting big money from their insurance companies
and workmen's compensations claims for disability. Can you
believe that?  It's due to the steering and worse of all....the auto
companies know it. Crazy world/
This is a health magazine stating this condition is
Osteoarthritis. It's blamed on old age.  It is really cause by the
tight steering and they don't understand this. Sorry, Dr's don't
have a knowledge to dynamic forces and material creep
disciplines .
63 Years-old. Retired. Drove a Buick Road Master and now the stiff steering Buick La
Cross. Suffers chronic pain in back, neck, shoulder, carpal tunnel, tingling numbness in
fingers, headaches, depression, etc. The automotive industry needs to lower the steering
effort to "ZERO."                                                                                                                             
  
We will get a better picture next month. This lady is a Nurse Practitioner. She drives a stiff steering Buick. The White Arrow
shows a rather normal thumb joints, but the
Red Arrow indicates a typical joint deformity from holding and exerting the
strong forces to overcome the resistance of the stiff steering wheel to turn (Her left hand is her dominate driving hand). This
deformity would not have happened if she would have been able to turn the steering wheel effortlessly with one finger As it
was from the 60's to the mid 80's). This visual deformity is only a small token of permanent crippling arthritic developing
physical damage. The bones inside her hand are smaller and damaged even more. The inside damage does not show up
until too late (This causes crippling hands). All these damages are permanent, and they are accumulative...meaning the
injuries continue to get larger. The
Blue Arrow points to a white area on her thumb. This is a callous and is typical of hard
steering vehicles. The
Yellow Arrows indicate this callous is 1/2" plus long. Her left hand is her dominant driving hand, and
thus subjected to more shock loading impacts from delivering the fast impact forces required to turn the steering wheel.
Thus, as shown in the
Circle, this joint has become deformed and has started to build arthritis in it. Her thumb and index
finger will become useless because of pain and restrictions of movement.  I have asked her to contact Buick Motors (GM)
and  ask that the steering effort be reduced to "ZERO." Delphi programs the stiffness into the steering system. The steering
and other features are what's causing our health issues.

This lady has carpal tunnel, chronic pain in shoulders, back, neck, elbow, hips, etc. Depression, obesity, chronic fatigue and
other symptoms are common with stiff steering vehicles. Why?  Because the human body has a material creep force
tolerance threshold value which means stiff steering exceeds this value and is not within the safe capabilities of the human
body design to deliver torsional forces within 2/10 Th's of a second.                           
                   
63 year-old traveling nurse. She and her husband drive Honda Accords. The
steering wheels are stiff-heavy-tight and can not be turned effortlessly with one
fingers. They suffer from painful backs, necks, shoulders, carpal tunnel,
ankles, knees, hips, fingers, depression, tingling/numbness in fingers...and
more musculoskeletal injuries. Like others..they have visited the ER thinking
they were having heart attacked due to shoulder and back pain. She never
played video games. But look at the similarity between adults driving and
children's video gaming injuries. They both appear the same, due to the same
directional dynamic force shock-loads.
63 year-old traveling nurse.   Drives from Port Huron to Detroit and back
everyday.   BLUE line indicate the contour for straight fingers. BLACK identify the
bent and twisted deformities from stiff steering. All fingers are deformed and
without arthritis. Arthritis will set-in and restrict physical movement and
functionality and become very painful. Index fingers and thumbs have lost
strength and some function.
Her small fingers are bending outwards
because she holds the thick/stiff steering wheel at the first joint in
from the tip of this finger.   
If your hands look like any pictured on our site...you must contact
the vehicle manufacturer to reduce steering effort to 'Zero.
'

She didn't play video gaming.      
She suffers from the following as most people do or will do from this
stiff hard steering; painful backs, necks, shoulders, carpal tunnel,
ankles, knees, hips, fingers, depression, tingling/numbness in
fingers...and more muscular skeletal injuries. Like others..they have
visited the ER thinking they were having heart attacked due to
shoulder and back pain. She never played video games. But look at
the similarity between adults driving and children's video gaming
injuries. They both appear the same, due to the same directional
dynamic force shock-loads.
 

WARNING TO PARENTS:  If your children played video games...do not allow
them to drive any vehicles they cannot easily turn the steering wheel effortlessly
with one finger. Manufactures can correct caster to adjust for reduced steering
effort. To do so will result in a seriously regrettable decision due to  increased
deformities leading to early life crippling arthritis.                                  
           
Mickey     
              
LEFT PICTURES
A & B

1). Bill's comfortable
position was holding the
steering wheel (Red Circle)
between his Index and
Middle fingers.
2). Today, I explained how
the stiff steering causes
his body to generate and
deliver the shock-loads
required to overcome the
resistance of the steering
wheel to move, how the
shock-loads are absorbed
by his Index finger, and
how the shock-loads
numbed his joints to
prevent any pain during the
finger deforming process.
3). He frustratingly felt the
transition of his body from
zero pain to chronic
muscle-skeletal pain; back,
neck, shoulders, carpal
tunnel, and more.
4). Like many other people,
he walks bent over at the
shoulders, because the
vertebrae in his spine have
shifted out of position.
(This can be felt by sliding
your hand up and down the
spine...the spine will feel
very bumpy/lumpy).
5). Contact your vehicle
manufacturer and ask they
adjust the steering to
"ZERO" effort.
B
A
This 45 year-old Nurse drives a stiff steering Ford Taurus
and suffers from carpal tunnel, headaches, shoulder pain,
back-neck-knee pains, Pain in the left side of her left foot
and right heel, and has significant lumpiness in her back
with burning sensation and tingling in her fingers and
numbness.                
Bay City, MIchiigan Brians House  mickey  
52 year-old man that is scheduled for bone replacement surgery for the area marked with a RED line above. RIGHT skeletal picture identifies the bone being
replaced. The same bone will be replaced in his right hand because of the chronic pain developing in it also. His fingers may not look injured to you...but has
serious skeletal injuries to all fingers in addition to his thumb knuckles. This is from driving a heavy duty pickup truck. Chronic pain in shoulders, back, neck,
headaches, carpal tunnel, etc. And like many other people L-4, 5 vertebrae and sciatic nerve injury. Again, skeletal-soft tissue injuries caused by stiff steering.
Meet 21 year-old Luke. Look closely at his hands. He did not play video games until 18-19 years-old. The curving of his fingers
and twisting of knuckles is due to driving his 1991 stiff steering Ford Taurus.
If you cannot turn the steering wheel with one finger at any speed, then you are developing similar injuries that will result in loss of
thumb and index finger of use.
When? Depends on bone calcification and driving time. But one thing for sure...look because you have some of these deformities
now.
Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), Clinton Township, Michigan

School bus drivers are experiencing the development of arthritic finger deformities because the steering effort is too stiff / tight / high effort.  
Curved fingers and twisted knuckle injuries can and will lead to hand functional losses.  
Picture on left: Red lines identify curvatures. Red circle indicates holding/resting steering wheel between ring and small fingers.
Picture of right: Horrible deformities that will lead to premature crippling arthritis and poor quality of life.  She has severe finger (skeletal)
injuries from driving these stiff steering school buses.
Stress/forces cause bones to move and change shape, not arthritis. Arthritis is trying to form now, but can't because they continue to use the
fingers with the same grasping anglarity....when that stops....crippling/painful arthritis will develop quickly.
They will experience pain when tightly grasping a surface that is off parallel to their new twisted knuckle angularity.
Steering effort must be reduced to "Zero" Effort (turn easily with one finger). The buses are selected school districts... not only are our
children's drivers incurring these needless injuries....this is 1,000's of  
Workmen's Compensation Claims waiting to happen.  Our medical
costs will surge even more.
President Roosevelt
Examples of Straight Fingers Before Todays High Effort Damaging Rack-N-Pinion Steering
A young child that
hasn't played
video games,
coloring, or
computers.
The most noticeable, yet not recognized, physical injury from tight steering is the backward curving of the thumb.

Every time we make a course correction and our body senses the resistance in the steering, (which has an unknown value to our senses) it automatically generates and delivers a physical force of energy to overcome the resistance, and it does
this within 2/10 tenths of a second.  This results in a damaging surface shock load to our bone mass. This can happen 140 times a minute.  The surfaces in the joints collapse within each other (peening effect).  The force resulting in this surface
damage is called a Dynamic Force.  

As the injured surface enlarges in diameter and depth, it results in the bone becoming curved and twisted as will be shown in this document.  The repetitive shock loads inflict the injuries through a numbing process and you don't feel the damage
until arthritis forms and the pain is experienced.

The more you drive with thumb contacting the steering wheel the greater the thumb curling will be.  The only way to off-set these injuries is by making the steering easier to turn as in the full time power steering days.
1966 Dodge Polara, 1985 Chevrolet, Caprice Classic

Initially a driver will feel a stinging sensation in the knuckles for 30 minutes when first driving a tight steering vehicle.   This is caused by the knuckle surfaces clashing together.

Children playing video games (computers/consoles)  band instruments, before their bones are calcified
develop similar injuries which we cover in future posts.  See pictures of children's finger deformities in Module 1 at miketomicg.com   
Arthritic Hand Injuries caused by todays Fashionable High Effort Steering Vehicles.
Finger - Hand Deformities       
The following pictures are a result of our research.  No pictures are altered.  Lines have been added to identify
departure from normally straight fingers and off angular knuckles.  Arrows have been added to further identify
points of interest.  Text has been added for additional information from our records to add to cause and effects.
Part 1 of 3    Various Thumb Deformities Caused by Today's Tight Steering Vehicles

Caused by the resistance in todays rack-n-pinion, tight, high effort steering that results in curved and twisted fingers and enlarged deformed arthritic
knuckles. Due to the resistance in the turning of the steering wheel there is a jerking/thrusting of physical forces required to make steering
corrections within the required 2/10 Th's of a second.  In this section we are focused on Thumb injuries.
Note: There is not a safe position to hold the steering wheel without developing arthritic deformities and other health problems.
This backward bending of these fingers is caused by only being able to get entire fingers
wrapped around the fat/thinck steering wheel. Only able to hold the steering wheel with the
palm of the hand and the end surfaces of the finger.  All the damaging dynamic forces are
absorbed by these two surfaces, making this event happening within 6,000 miles.  
Curved thumb. Position for developing curved thumbs
and enlarged knuckles. Notice enlarged knuckles on 1,2
4. Index knuckle is very arthritic and painful. With
various losses of use.
Curved thumbs.Thumbs become curved in
this position when holding steering wheel
and knuckles enlarge with arthritis.
Curved thumb.  Position for developing curved thumbs
and enlarged knuckles. Notice enlarged knuckles on  
baby finger and index. 1 & 4. 1,2 4. Index knuckle is very
arthritic and painful. With various losses of use.
Left wrist will develop carpal tunnel. Right
hand fingers will be curved and twisted from
holding wheel like this. Thumb has outward
bending stresses.
This is a speedy way to cause the
development of carpal tunnel and curved
thumb. One hand with double stresses to
carpal tunnel, enlarging knuckles, back
bending of thumb. Also, left shoulder socket
destruction and causes carpal tunnel
This position causes sever stress to bending
thumps back due to being close to the center
of the wheel thus requiring delivery of
stronger physical pressures to the wheel,  
This also causes the outward bending of the
baby finger.
Another case of developing carpal tunnel,
backward curvature of the thumb, enlarged
knuckles and degeneration/destruction of the
TRAPEZIUM join(s) on either hand with future
replacement of #1 Metacarpal bone on both
hands..Good carpal tunnel position.
NOTICE: All shock loading stresses have a numbing effect on the bones and tissues because they are so quickly applied in 2/10 Th's of a sec, therefor injuries are not readily noted due to the numbing effect of the
quick force until the injury becomes arthritic and painful.  Degenerative back disc is linked to the tight steering, however a major contributor of whats called "Degenerative Disc" is the stiff suspension bouncing our
bodies 300+ times a minute at 60 mph.  Take time to look at your hands and fingers
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Notice how the thumb becomes twisted in the
effort of fully grasp the wheels surface.  The
thumb and other fingers do bend and twist
when applying the stresses to turn the wheel
and overcome the built in resistance.
Enlarged painful arthritic knuckles.
This is going to be a mess of twisted, curved,
arthritic fingers/joints, knuckle replacements,
with loss of various physical capabilities in use
of crippling hands.
Holding steering wheel in this position results
in carpal tunnel..which she has had in both
wrists.
The following group of pictures are of Thumbs Bending Backwards due to stress on thumbs during steering adjustments, turning corners, and the thick heavy steering
wheels.  
There is not one safe position to hold the steering wheel without developing arthritic deformities.  In the following two groups of pictures you will see many different arthritic deformities due to generating and
delivering forces to over come the resistance of the steering system within 2/10 Th's of a second which causes shock loads to hands and joints (125 shock loads at 60 mph on a smooth road with minimal road crown).  
There is no power assist steering, after 5 -10 mph resulting in a lot of stress on our joints and tissue due to the necessary short time response required to control the vehicle. Everyone has this bending of thumbs.
Curved fingers
Baby fingers bent outward from holding thick steering wheel between
ring and baby fingers and right hand between ring and middle.
A mess from using various holding positions
Holding cross bar on steering wheel
Holding steering wheel between Index and Middle Fingers.  Index
develops curvature from trying to grasp side of wheel. Same with baby
fingers..curvature again Rest of off angular is typical.
Holding steering wheel between baby and ring. Rest of curvatures, etc.a
re typical with 10-2 position.
Drives her Cadillac from Port Huron to Detroit everyday
Small fingers are bent outward due to holding wheel
between baby and ring at the end of baby.  Other
twisting, curving, enlarged knuckles are due to holding
wheel at different positions. Each position generates a
different deformity due to the off-parallelism to the
knuckle. This can all be avoided by easy one finger
steering
Three hours and more driving from St.
Claire to Troy (Mi).  3 to 4 hours of
driving time.
Drove from Marlette, Mi. to SVSU in Saginaw every day
for classes with new Impala. She noticed her fingers
developing curvatures. Family sought answers from
other family members. No history of arthritis.
Every driver has this to some degree.  It happens because the
steering wheel is to think and the hand will not fit around it.  
Therefore the wheel is held by the finger ends and the palm of our
hands.  This is more pronounced in smaller framed people.
This picture typical of all drivers.  It's an
inherent defect in the holding of the fat
steering wheel. Can be remedied by
proving easy one finger steering.  Loss of
gripping in first joint is unavoidable.
Finger tips off parallel. Long lines indicate finger
curvatures and twisting of fingers and knuckles. Notice
how the short lines across knuckles are so much off
parallel to each other. See how baby fingers are curved
toward ring fingers due to hold steering wheel between
them and ring fingers.
This is typical with all drivers. Degree
is bending of knuckle is contingent on
driving time.  The more you drive the
worse it bends. Injury amount also
varies with holding position.
Typical injuries with S-10
Typical injuries from F-150
Pontiac Sunfire Area A indicates the holding position with the hands resting on the
cross support as shown in 2nd picture.  Third pictures shows how her fingers
developed the off perpendicularity to the cross axis of the hand. This is common
when people hold the wheel on the cross support. The forces delivered to
overcome the steering resistance caused the fingers to develop this deformed
angle.  It isn't easy to see this unless hand is held in this manner.
This picture was taken appr. 5 years ago.  The tight steering doesn't only effect the
hands but it causes serious injury to other bones and tissues due to the jerking
stresses our body generates to overcome the steering resistance,  Today she can
hardly move due to these stresses.  Dr's save she is full of arthritis.  Bones don't
move by themselves.  It takes physical forces, stress to make this happen.  Arthritis
is secondary.  Did you know arthritis is our body's way of repairing our joints?  
What went wrong? Off parallel forces.
You should be able to notice why the baby fingers
have the curvatures (remember holding steering
wheel between them).  Index curvatures are worse
due to holding the ends of the fingers on the
wheel when delivering the shock loading, dynamic
force-stress within 2/10 Th's of a second.
This is really a bad case of knuckle deformity caused by holding the wheel right at the very
back of the fingers. SW identifies the position.  The knuckle will become arthritic and may
need replacements. All the fingers are curved and twisted as shown in other pictures. Look
at the index fingers on both hands. I don't know the design of her steering wheel so I can't
comment on the true cause of the deformity. She may have held the wheel between the
first and second knuckles..  She was about 20 years old.
Another holding steering wheel between baby and ring.  Rest of curving and twisting is
common with todays rack-n-pinion designed in resistance.
Baby is  bent outward from holding wheel at ends of baby
fingers. Curved arrows indicate twisting direction of bones.  
Straight arrows indicate direction of curvatures of fingers.
Fingers should be in line with some of the straight lines
drawn for the two starting knuckles. Usually you'll find the
fingers are normally straight from the first two but develop
twisting at the second knuckle down.
All fingers are typical of todays rack-n-pinion steering. Can you see how
the baby fingers are deformed due to holding steering wheel between
ring and baby?
Thumbs curved back from driving a
Chevrolet Truck.  Bad but not as bad
as others. He has problems carrying
even a phone book between his
thumbs and index finger unless he
holds such between his first knuckle
and main knuckle of index.
Arrows identify curvatures. Circle 1-2 shows enlarged knuckle from
holding steering wheel in area of DARK arrow.
View of enlarged knuckle due to resistance in the steering system.  Nexteer Steering Systems calls the resistance an engineering marvel!  Yup!  They didn't test the resistance to see what impact the resistance would have on our    physical
capabilities.  What they created is arthritic joints, not only in our hands but pulling our vertebrae outward in our back creating the so called elephant hump.  The steering also leads to neck, shoulder, upper back pains and rotor cuff
replacement surgeries, collapsing of disc in back and neck.  Our body wasn't designed by nature to generate and deliver the torsional forces necessary to overcome the steering resistance.  These injuries become horribly painful joint and
knuckle pains helping to increase pain pill addictions.
Pain simulating a heart attack?   Yes, it happens because the steering resistance and muscles developing the torsional forces required to overcome the resistance are anchored to your vertebrae...thus the vertebrae get pulled outward
from the body.  During this process the nerves in the back go through a stage of compression and excruciating pain is transmitted from the back, between the shoulder blades, through to the chest which is makes you believe you're having
a bad heart attack.  The pain doesn't let up and you rush to the ER only to find out, thank God, that it isn't a heart attack.  This pain will repeat itself on many occasions with more trips to the ER.  
GM, FORD, Chrysler, Mercedes and other automotive producers have been made aware of this and the suspension problems.  You need a steering system that can be turned with one finger and soft suspension like a boat traveling in
calm waters
Left thumb bend outward from
driving a FORD Van.
Another example of damaged hands due to the tight, high effort steering caused by resistance.
Madonna...you should be able to identify the deformities.
I think you know who this is. And you can tell he drives stiff steering
vehicles.  All vehicles today have stiff steering.  Good luck.  If you find
one that can be driven with one finger...let us know.  Like the 1985
Chevy Caprice Classic, or the 1966 Dodge Polara. The good cars
with soft riding too.
I can't believe this but this is GM's president.  She doesn't drive much
but enough to cause her thumbs to bend back and fingers to curve.
Good shot of thumbs
Picture on right shows how the fingers will mold to the shape of gripping the steering wheel on
the left.
Gary has enlarged knuckles, thumb and curving back.
The thumb and knuckle changes are common today
with all drivers based on amount of driving. Don't
recognize it?  Look closer at your hands, in addition you
also have twisted knuckles as shown in this link.  These
injuries are permanent. To prevent further
damage...have steering effort turn down to easy one
finger turning and also have suspension adjusted so it
rides like a boat in calm waters. If not you will be
crippled with arthritis in later years...and you can thank
the auto industry for it.
Twisted knuckles. Left picture shows middle finger with first knuckle bent to your left, as well index finger first knuckle. Right picture
shows second knuckle on middle finger at a 26 degree twisting to your right as well as the index second knuckle. See smaller picture
below.  These injuries are permanent and they do reduce your physical functional ability.  The easiest physical functional loss is the
ability to open jars, carry heavy objects, shaping of joints.  To prevent further injuries have steering effort reduced to easy one finger
steering the way vehicles were 30 years ago....this short video is what we all need.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6onuD0HQSJQ
Bent from holding the steering wheel.  Everyone has
this to some degree. It's unavoidable with our present
high effort steering (tight steering).  You sure lose
gripping strength between thumb and index...plus
horrible pain develops from arthritis.
I was very surprised to see these curved
thumbs with our President Trump.  This
comes from holding the steering wheel as
shown in some pictures at the top of this link.

You may not be able to notice the
deformities in his other fingers as well as I
can.  But they are there.

I've seen pictures of his adult children and
they have driving fingers with bending and
twisting deformities.

I'm sorry what future problems you'll have
Mr. President
Jennifer Aniston: You know who this
actress is.  This is her left hand that shows
the curves in her finger.  Right hand is just
as bad.  Maybe some day I'll get the
chance to meet her.
Oprah drives her fingers are not
perpendicular to the cross axes of her
knuckles and she hold the steering
wheel between her ring and small
finger.
Mark Hackel - Macomb County Executive, MIchigan.
His thumb is bent backward.  Can see the deformities in his other fingers
She held the fat steering wheel tightly against her hand near the
knuckle. The knuckle may require replacing as others have had
done. Her thumb has some curving.  You can't see it but her
knuckles are enlarged.
Mathew Stafford - Detroit Lions Quarterback.
Picture below shows how his thumb is bent
outward. In time this will effect his ability to
throw good passes and eventually be unable to
even hold the ball. His thumb is bad...it is not
straight.

You can see he holds the fat steering wheel
between his index and middle finger...but not
alot...just enough to cause it to curve towards
the middle finger.

You can see his middle is curved towards the
ring finger and the ring finger is curved towards
the index finger. Hummmm.

His small finger is curved towards the ring
finger because he holds the steering wheel at
the root of the fingers  and at the second
knuckle from the end.

Being he lived in Highland Part, Texas and I
lived in Mesquite and our football team played
Highland Park; I felt like friends. So I sent him a
letter about what was happening to him due to
the driving.  I expected an answer but never
received one.

As Dr. Kakar and Dr. AN at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, MN said; "People think we're
crazy.  But Mayo confirmed the information on
our web site www.miketomich.com but now they
won't come forward and share their
confirmation.

Know why??  Because it's better to allow all the
problems you find in our web site to continue
because, as Ian Rubin said at NBC "Your
attacking all the giants."  Meaning; computers,
auto, health, video gaming, toys, tools, etc.,
and it might Knock the hell out of the economy.

All we've done is identified a weak link in the
design of our body meaning inability to
generate and deliver torsional forces and the
application of material creep and dynamic
forces casing premature wear.
Kim Kardashian.  Look they all have bad thumbs and twisted
fingers and fingers that curve backwards due to being unable
to fully grasp the fat steering wheel.  Only holding the wheel
with the tips of their fingers and the palm of the hand.  This
happens to almost all women.
Here's a good picture of how her fingers
are curved backwards from holding the
steering wheel with the ends of her fingers
and the palms of her hands.  
Dave Bing-Detroit Mayor at inauguration of Michigan's Governor Snyder.  This is
a blow-up of the picture above. Many deformities in his hand also. Lines should
be straight.  Knuckle on index finger is enlarged (red and yellow arrows).
Obama's right hand clearly shows how he held the
steering wheel between his ring and baby finger in the
area mostly from the first joint from the hand forward.
Small fingers outward from holding fat steering wheel at root of
finger which will require knuckle replacement later in life.
Will these cause the skin on the sides of your nose to become stretched over time?
Will the constant pulling forces cause the skin to exceed its material creep limits?
Pictures in this section were taken from drivers of these two vehicles.  Tight steering and grasping
surfaces of the various steering wheel crossover bar results in different finger deformities.  NOTE:
ALL STEERING WHEELS...no matter what position you hold them DO DEFINITELY CAUSE HAND
AND FINGER DEFORMITIES...period!  Every driver has a injury(s) shown on this link.
Aspen Dental Receptionist.
18-year old young girl from driving 6 months.
Driving a Chevrolet pickup truck.  Fingers are off perpendicular to the
cross axis of his hands.
Fingers of left hand of lady in blue clearly show
how fingers tips are bent backwards and thumb.
Right hand shows curvature of index and middle
finger.  Both hands show enlarged knuckles
caused by tight steering.
Bently CEO
She had a operation through the front of her neck to her collapsed disc in the back
of her neck. This is due to the mini, but accumulative, injury by the jerking motions
our body incurred every time we move the wheel and feel that small resistance in
the turning. The injury collapses the disc repeatedly until it expands pinching a
nerve and or collapsed disc requiring and operation on the disc.  This is common
as well as hip, knee, shoulder replacements and depression, mood swings, etc.  
The above 6 pictures are from a lady that was a house wife but became the full time driver for her home due to her husbands health problems. These pictures reflect her hand/finger injuries
from the family Oldsmobile she drove.  The steering on this Old's was tight...tight steering started in 1986 along with stiff truck type suspensions.
Top Left;  the 10 to 2 position she always held the steering wheel. Notice how thumb of right is shown bent to the left and enlarged knuckles of both hands.
Top Middle; being the steering wheel is round and thick your finger grasping knuckles are off parallel to the wheel thus causing fingers and knuckles to twist and turn to make full contact with
the wheels surface. The tight steering wheel resistance and our body having to generate and deliver the forces to overcome the resistance a shock/jerk force is applied to the fingers, thus
causing the fingers to bend and twist from repeated shock loads. Causing permanently arthritic enlarged knuckles, curved fingers and twisted knuckles.
Top Right; enlarged knuckles on the hand are clearly viable.  Finger knuckles show enlargement and twisting.
Bottom Left; right hand grasping wheel. Notice twisted knuckles on Index and Middle finger
Bottom Middle; Your doctor tell you have arthritis. And people will accept that. Some of this is not arthritis. They say it's expected with out age.  NOT SO!  The creation of tight steering and
stiff suspensions has lead our research to discover the root cause of arthritis....and our discovery involves mini dynamic forces expediting material creep.
Bottom Right;  Thumbs bent outward from the stiff steering.
This link is still under construction buy can be viewed to see our progress
thus far.  We will be adding information and pictures of deformities in our
backs caused by the jerking traumas that are incurred with almost every
steering wheel movement when over coming the resistance built into th
rack-n-pinion steering that cause our vertebrates to eventually be jerked
outward from our spine, chronic pain, joint replacements from the steering
and stiff suspensions.  Ruining our life and driving our medical costs sky
high.  

Check back weekly for our additions.  

Any questions?  mike@miketomich.com  

Additional information added  2-10-18
Driving thumb.
Chronic back, neck, shoulder, hips,
knees pain and deformed fingers from
tight steering.
19 year-old lady with deformities from driving a Chevy Blazer.
Fingers don't bend on their own. They bend due to dynamic
force exposure.  Wake up America.
Fingers should be straight.  Here you see the driver held the steering wheel between
his first and second knuckle of his small finger (Right hand). Same with the left but
used the right more.  Drove much with left hand...he held left elbow on window ledge
and developed horrible shoulder pain while leaving the left arm totally useless.  
Physical therapy helped him regain his arm strength and full recovery.  He's lucky he
caught it soon enough to avoid rotor-cuff replacement which would have left him with a
functional loss.
Career in Business Administration
Drive Cadillac's. Twisted
knuckles/fingers.
23 -year-old lady working a counter at a Clark Gas Station in Marlette that drives a Chevy
Blazer.
This lady is 114 years-young and has good fingers.
Look at her small finger on her left hand..nice and
straight.  All her other fingers are good except the
small amount of curvatures in her index fingers.
PS: She doesn't drive tight steering vehicles with
stiff suspensions either.
You should be able to recognize deformities in these hands.  The index and middle fingers are
curved towards the ring fingers. The ring fingers have some curvatures but not much do to the
lack of pressure between holding the steering wheel between the small and ring fingers . Left
small is twisted. He did occasionally hold the wheel between left small and ring.
Scar on wrist of right and due to carpal tunnel relief operation. The main reason (though there
are others) is holding the  steering wheel at the bottom and flexing the wrist right or left to
make steering adjustments. Thus resulting in wear of the Flexor retinaclum
Chevrolet Pickup Truck.  Permanent tight steering deformities.
Left: Curvatures in Index and Middle.  
Middle: Index and middle off perpendicular
Right: Index and middle curved over ring fingers.
Meet Wayne.   Obviously he is and has been on disability for a number of years now due to the deformities in his hands/fingers and his loss of physical functionally in his hands.  

He worked at GM's Gray Iron Plant in Saginaw, MI. and didn't miss one day in the 13years and 7 months he worked there until he went on disability. His hands and fingers are
deformed to perfectly match the contour of the steering wheel, when held in the 10 to 2 position.  

He drove 78 miles everyday for seven days a week.  Did not miss a day...even worked the holidays and no vacation. Hard to believe but true.

He drive these vehicles which all had TIGHT STEERING.  GMC Pickup, 97 Celebrity Station Wagon, 2000 Buick.

Physicians at the University of Michigan tried to convince him that his deformities were from cracking his knuckles. This was just too funny!  Wayne said he didn't argue with the doctors
that he didn't crack his knuckles.  Doctor's don't know everything. But they will give you an answer for the problem no matter what.  

Here's an example of a serious major problem caused by the stiff suspension bouncing everyone up and down with every bump in the road that doctors don't know the cause of but
add the name disease to it. Degenerative disc in the back are called "Degenerative Back DISEASE."  It is not a disease! The disc collapse due to the bouncing/shock
loads/mini-traumas that are inherent with the stiff suspension. PERIOD...it's not a bunch of bugs eating the disc!  The same with AUTISM before birth bouncing with in the mother
(water s a conductor of energy and does not prevent shock loads getting to the embryo).  The baby's brains, sitting in the back seat, are being shaken over 300+ times a minute. Now
that is a physical cause of autism. Amish don't get autism...ever wonder why?  Now you know. The auto industry is responsible, believe it or now!   


He lived in Caro. Mi. and drove to Chevrolet Gray Iron in Saginaw, Michigan.
He worked everyday for 13 years 9 months and missed only one day!  He even worked through vacation
time. He dove 78 miles round trip for The deformities pictures in this group, whether you believe it or not, were formed by holding the steering wheel n the 10 and 2 O'clock position.  
They are a prime example of driving vehicles with tight steering...his hands bent and twisted to conform to the contour of the steering wheel.
          Part 3 of 3 - Every Driver Has Back Injuries Caused by Todays Tight Steering Vehicles
                                           Which picture(s) are your match?
Whether you believe this or not...the following pictures are real and not touched. They represent the results of the damaging jerking motion that all of us silently experience when overcoming the small resistance in today's steering. Remember
back in 85-86 when Mercedes-Benz advertised their new tight steering with these phrases "take charge of your car,"  "feel the road." Thus, our auto industry started in the fall of 1985 to copy Mercedes.  Remember our industry started using the
name EuroSport, which had the new thick steering wheel design, hard seating (removed springs - was cheaper), and strong stiff suspensions that didn't lean in curves or corning anymore?  (Our vehicles went from soft rides to stiff suspensions
making them ride harder/stiffer like trucks; remember how Mercury's commercials used to spilt a diamond in their smooth/soft riding vehicles?

STIFF SUSPENSION CAUSES AUTISM: The auto companies made these changes without even considering what effect the resistance in the steering and impact forces from the stiff suspension would have on the human body of both drivers and
passengers. In 1985 their stiff suspensions created autism due to the bouncing of the baby in the uterus and young children experiencing 300+ strong shock loads traveling through their body five times stronger than their parents in the front
seat due to the lighter weight of rear of the vehicle (weight of front wheel drive over front axle). Our research indicated that a baby sitting in the baby seat in the back seat, experiences 300+ mini-trauma jolting, shaking forces through all organ
and the main damage is to the delicate, still developing, nerve cluster at the spinal cord and brain connection.  This is what I suspect as the cause of autism.  Amish don't have children with autism!  Their buggies don't go 70 mph down a road
bouncing like our vehicles do..the horse can't go that fast.  But, we think we can pt our children in a child seat and it will be protected.. NO WAY!!!  I believe Autism is physically induced, not a chemical or biological event like the doctors think.
They've spent years and billions of dollars researching the cause and they still don't know what it is.  It's the baby shaking syndrome all over again.  Thanks auto industry for not considering the force tolerance threshold values of the human body.
STIFF SUSPENSION CAUSE THESE HEALTH ISSUES:  Premature wear in all joints in our body, with a major event is hips resulting in hip replacements (not old age).  Also knees, shoulders, neck, backs, collapsed disc, depression mood swings,
chronic pains leading to pain pill addictions, fibromyalgia, alzheimers and other major pain.    

Questions?  mike@miketomich.com
This is what you can call a spinal Stenosis operation
gone wrong.  Another tight steering jerking movement
LOOK CLOSELY at these 4 pictures.  Because if you drive then you DO HAVE these vertebrae displacements in your back. This is caused because every time you turn the steering wheel (just and inch or two) a jerking motion is generated
and the muscles that generate and deliver the forces to overcome the resistance in the steering system are attached to you vertebrae and the respective vertebrae are pulled outward from alignment (just a little, but accumulative) averaging  
120 times a minutes.  Sorry, but this happens to ALL DRIVERS.  Doesn't matter if you drive a Cadillac or a Jeep....it happens and you can not avoid this unless your vehicle has easy one-finger steering. Have someone run their finger down
your spine. They will feel it. Just to what degree is based on how much driving you do.   The vertebrae in these pictures developed after driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala and a 2007 Malibu.  

Here's something else you should know about.  During the creation of this razor back, as I call it, there comes a time when this develop a horrible massive unbearable pain in this area which prevents any physical activity when present.  The
pain gets so bad that it radiates through your chest making breathing difficult and such burning in the chest that you are sure your having a heart attack but your visit to the ER proves you haven't had a heart attack.  These flair ups with such
pain continued for months.  In time they decreased in intensity but have never gone away. My remedy has been pain pills, heating pads, vibration and people stepping on my back.  I use pain pills as a last resort.  When I drive the pain gets
worse...even after ten miles sometimes.  But the region has chronic pain but at different levels. I have to tolerate the condition.  I don't know of any permanent corrective actions that can be taken fix this problem.

If the auto industry would make steering easy one-finger, the condition would not get worse, And they must reduce the stiff suspension to that of a boat riding on calm waters...this will prevent what doctors call Degenerative Disc "Disease."  It
isn't a disease it's a physical event due the stiff suspension, back being off-perpendicular to gravy and the 15 degree negative off angle in the seating design.
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Lower back. Lumbar operation for ruptured disc pinching sciatic nerve, due to
stiff suspension, stiff seating bouncing lumbar area up and down. Remember
weight above lumbar is pushed downward with each jolt for a chuck hole or
expansion joint.
This usually happens again due to suspension continuously bouncing your
body 300 times per minute at 60 mph.
Even sitting on something soft, such as a pillow will help eliminate lower back
pain.  This link on our site shows what we did to eliminate lower back problems.  
http://www.miketomich.com/Eliminating-Lower-BackPain-Quick-Fix.html
Consult with a physician before trying any of our suggestions.
Young children are developing this from
video gaming and computers.
Her vertebrae are moving outward from her
spine due to the jerking motion that is inherent
with todays high effort/tight steering because
the muscles are attached to he vertebra.  A
good back will be concave from top to bottom
and smooth.
Time magazine wrote about this condition of vertebrates out of alignment.  
Md's don't know what causes this...they just blame old age and arthritis.  
Chiropractors are beginning to make the connection to the tight steering
and generating the torsional forces and delivering them within 2/10 th's
of a second which actually produces a mini-jerk by the muscles attached
to the vertebrae.  This link will show you the muscle involved which are
jerking.  Muscles from the neck to the lower spine.
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This picture shows how the seat back does not give support to the upper back,
thus there is a jerking motion by the muscles attached to her spine that result in
th vertebrates pulling outward from her spine resulting in what physicians call a
"elephant hump."  This too is blamed by physicians as old age and arthritis.
They are not correct!  This is physical happening from the tight/high effort
steering on todays vehicles.
This is caused by our  tight steering vehicles that result in a jerking motion
when turning the wheel thus there is a jerking motion by the muscles
attached to her spine that result in the vertebrates pulling outward from
her spine resulting in what physicians call a "elephant hump."  This is
falsely blamed by physicians as old age and arthritis. They are not
correct!  This is physical happening from the tight/high effort steering on
todays vehicles.
Another view of a hump on her back referred to as an "elephant Hump."
Again physicians refer to it as a cause of old age and arthritis. It is
physically induced by the steering resistance due the body generating
and delivering the torsional forces within 2/10's of a second.  This has
seriously been going on since 1985 and has grown into everyone getting
one.  Mostly women get it high on the back and men experience
vetebrae's pulling outward the length of the spine.