Tightness in finger?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by thefan, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. thefan

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    Ever since I've started playing tennis, especially after an intense match/practice session, the morning after, when I wake up the fingers on my right hand would feel extremely "tight". I don't know how else to describe it... Its just a stiff and uncomfortable feeling in the finger. It usually goes away in like 10-15 minutes after I wake up but its been borthering me for a while now each morning.
    IS this problem common among tennis players? Any way I can cure it?

    Thanks
     
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  2. scotus

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    Do a search on "trigger finger." I left some info there in the past.

    If you let this persist, it will progress from just being stiff to being locked in a bent position in the morning.
     
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    I justed ran a search for "trigger finger" and "trigger" searching titles only, I read all the threads and in them all, you said to "do a search."
    Maybe its just me, but I cant find any info.

    Thanks for letting me know what it was though. I'll google...
     
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  6. Bad Dog

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    Here is the link to the discussion by scotus:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=42312&highlight=trigger+finger

    To summarize some of the good points made by scotus:

    1. It seems like trigger finger can just go away if you are willing to give up tennis for long enough (probably weeks/months or years)

    2. Gently stretching the small finger to the more open position, after playing and/or before going to sleep, seems to help

    3. Wearing finger sleeves may also help.

    Some additional observations:

    Try holding the racquet a bit higher up the grip, so that the buttcap base is outside the palm, not at all digging into the hand.

    Hot water may help it feel better.

    Even driving and holding the steering wheel seem to help make discomfort go away for a good while.
     
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