/ Ring finger wrist injury?
After a week off I went for a light climb and a similar thing happened to my other hand... This time there was no pop, just a lot of strain on an awkward 3 finger hold. Again it doesn't bother me in day to day activities, only when I pull on it open handed.
Iv booked an appointment with gp but it's in 2 weeks and he's not a climbing specialist, so I was wondering if anyone has any info or experience on this injury coz I can't seem to find anything on the web regarding it.
I've got a similar injury on my right ring finger and it's a bitch; I just rested and tried to half or close crimp as much as possible, which seems to take the load off that particular part (which kinda makes sense in my head, if your pulleys are taking some of the force, there's less force going directly through that FDP tendon) and it has just gradually gotten better....taken ages though and it's still not the same:(
Good luck with it. Bump for more replies cause I'd love to know how to fix mine properly too!
Links for interest that I've just found: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p810.pdf
Some other forum, long but interesting! http://climbinginjuries.com/forums/read.php?8,516
so i carryed on climbing on it after 2 days resting with ice, but avoided any open hand crimps and if pockets came up i used my middle finger a fore finger. and now their doing alright their a lot better but still not what it was before; hopefully another mounth down the line they will be fine.
but obvisolly dont over do it !! if it hurts, dont climb anymore for a bit. But i find my finger was fine untill they hit full extention.
Would be interested to see if this helps any of you that also suffer.
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