Pain in Ring Finger -- Any Ideas and Recovery Time?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by hansdansk, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. hansdansk

    hansdansk New User

    Apr 27, 2013
    Hello Fellow Tennis Junkies :)

    Last week I played 5 matches in less than 36 hours -- and now my ring finger on my playing hand is **extremely** sore. Sharp pain between the knuckle and first joint, on the right side of the finger. Some details:

    - no swelling occurred
    - I have full mobility of the finger -- no trigger finger or lock-up
    - pain is limited to when I hold my racket with a forehand grip (western) or pick up an item that is 2-3+ pounds
    - I have a very loose grip when hitting all strokes

    Oddly, I have no pain when hitting a 1-h backhand. But a forehand feels like screwdriver is being jammed into the side of my finger.

    Anyone have experience with this problem? Thoughts/recos for rehabing it? I'm simply not playing now; buddy-taping the ring finger to stabilize.

    thanks in advance. I'm officially dying to get out on the courts.:cry:
  2. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

    Feb 13, 2009
    Hopefully it is just a "bruise" that will respond to rest. (5 matches in a day and a half is a lot of tennis ball bashing.)

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