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H. Ju
06-16-2007, 08:03 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?

looseswing
06-16-2007, 10:40 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, 05:11 PM
Ya, the joint and the palm area of the thumb.
So any idea why it happens?

Zets147
06-16-2007, 05:21 PM
probably not holding the racquet correctly. search around for proper ways to hold the grip for both FH & BH.

armand
06-17-2007, 09:16 AM
strengthen thumb by competing in thumb wrestling tournaments.

looseswing
06-17-2007, 02:11 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

blue03
06-21-2007, 01:21 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, 09:41 AM
I am thinking of the big grip size... I am using 3/8, and I'm thinking of changing it to 1/4.

looseswing
06-30-2007, 07:34 AM
Just read this article and remembered this thread:

http://arthritis.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=arthritis&cdn=health&tm=38&f=00&su=p247.2.140.ip_p284.8.150.ip_&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.arthritiseducation.com/learn_thumb.htm

wyutani
06-30-2007, 07:42 AM
i think you kinda hold ur racquet abit too hard..