Hand soreness

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  1. Hoons54

    Hoons54 Rookie

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    Lately I've been experiencing some mild soreness on the middle knuckle bone and hand bone. It prevents me from swing hard during serves. Is it tendinitis and what can I do for treatment?
     
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  2. charliefedererer

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    Does it hurt more on opening and closing the hand? Is it tender to touch?

    Tendinitis usually will hurt more by causing the tendons to move, like when opening and closing the hand.
    A local soft tissue "bruise" will just be tender to the touch.


    Rest and ice are usually the first treatments for any type of inflammation.


    Do you play with a padded grip? Would you consider using one for a short time if the problem seems to be more of a "bruise"?



    It sounds like you really like tennis.
    If this is persisting despite rest, a proper exam by a hand specialist would be in order, rather than risking this becoming a chronic problem.
     
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  3. ATP100

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    Usually happens when you hold raquet to tight.
     
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  4. Hoons54

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    It's just sore to the touch. Not when opening and closing hand, so that's a relief. I play with a overgrip over original grip on my APD. Is there a better option?
     
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  5. Hoons54

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    Yep.. that's one of my problems, holding it too tight.
     
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