My fingers hurt.

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by K-LEG, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. K-LEG

    K-LEG Rookie

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    I don't know why but, recently I've began to experience some pain in my fingers when I make contact with the ball. I use a 4 3/8 grip, I always have, and its never bothered me before. I know I could be using 4 1/2 grip but, I don't. Anyways, you think it's about time I switch? Is there anything I can do to strengthen my hand? I appreciate your feedback.
     
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  2. spiritdragon

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    you can try squeezing tennis balls or a stress ball to strengthen your fingers.
     
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  3. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Maybe you're gripping too tightly. Put some ice on your hand and rest it.
     
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  4. stormholloway

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    Yeah? Well now you're back's going to hurt because you just pulled landscaping duty.
     
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  5. Bwa ha ha ha. :wink:
     
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  6. hewittfan3

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    dang i was goin to put that...good job
     
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  7. scotus

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    I do not get this. Can someone explain?
     
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  9. superman1

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    Doing grip work actually helped me. Just strengthen those fingers - you can squeeze on a tennis ball to do it. I learned a long time ago that any time you have some kind of pain, chances are there is some kind of exercise you can do to strengthen certain muscles to eliminate that pain.
     
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  10. SystemicAnomaly

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    As Rickson suggests, you might be squeezing too tightly. Most of the time your grip should be very loose. Let it tighten up naturally (only) when the racket is accelerated on the forward (or upward) swing. It should only tighten to about half grip strength. As you are completely your follow-thru, the fingers should, once again, relax.

    Is it possible that you have arthritis in you fingers?


    You can also do a complementary exercise with a rubber band. See Ex #15 (below) -

    nismat.org/orthocor/programs/upper/upperex.html
     
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