/ Tendon question

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Pewtle - on 11 Jun 2014
Hey folks,

Got a question for the collective wisdom of the forums - I've recently got back into climbing (predominantly bouldering)over the last 4 months or so after about 5 years off the rock. I'm up to the point now where I tend to climb 2 to 3 times a week depending on how I'm feeling. I'm pretty happy with where I am, climbing v3s comfortably and v4s after a bit of projecting.

Recently I've got this ache in the tips of my fingers when i make a crimp shape with my hand, that hangs around for 2-3 days and goes away when I warm up and start climbing. Is this something I should care about, or just stop whinging and get on with it? Just want to avoid the dreaded tendon injury!
pasbury on 11 Jun 2014
In reply to Pewtle:

Are you gripping open handed or crimped all the time?
mh554 on 11 Jun 2014
Pewtle - on 11 Jun 2014
Pasbury - I tend towards a mix of open / crimp to be honest - I try and avoid full thumb over crimps though as I find they just feel like I'm crushing my hand.

Thanks for the link mh - thats useful.
CMcBain - on 11 Jun 2014
In reply to Pewtle:

Tips of your fingers seems like a strange place for a pulley/tendon injury to manifest, are you sure the pain isn't from wearing down the skin on your finger tips (this happens to me a fair bit, particularly if climbing more than 3 times per week)?
Pewtle - on 11 Jun 2014
In reply to CMcBain:

Tips is probably a bit misleading - I mean in the last joint in the fingers, it kind of feels like an internal joint ache.

Thanks for the advice so far folks, much appreciated

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