View Full Version : My thumb hurts after playing...

H. Ju
06-16-2007, 07:03 AM
I use semi-western grip and 2hbh, and my thumb (the muscle part of the thumd) has a lot of pain after playing. It goes away after couple of days...
Is anyone else having this pain?

06-16-2007, 09:40 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by the muscle part of your thumb, but recently I have had the same problem. It hurts near the joint for me. I find that if I move it around and kind of stretch it out a little the pain goes away pretty quickly.

H. Ju
06-16-2007, 04:11 PM
Ya, the joint and the palm area of the thumb.
So any idea why it happens?

06-16-2007, 04:21 PM
probably not holding the racquet correctly. search around for proper ways to hold the grip for both FH & BH.

06-17-2007, 08:16 AM
strengthen thumb by competing in thumb wrestling tournaments.

06-17-2007, 01:11 PM
strengthen thumb by competing in thumb wrestling tournaments.

Its really tough to get past the qualies in these tournaments. I just settle for some stretching. :D

06-21-2007, 12:21 AM
i did have similiar problem. i hit with sw too, but it's on my pinky finger. dunno why

H. Ju
06-28-2007, 08:41 AM
I am thinking of the big grip size... I am using 3/8, and I'm thinking of changing it to 1/4.

06-30-2007, 06:34 AM
Just read this article and remembered this thread:


06-30-2007, 06:42 AM
i think you kinda hold ur racquet abit too hard..