Top of Hand Pain

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  1. that_was_just_out

    that_was_just_out New User

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    Firstly, I would like to state that for my job, I use the computer at least 8 hours a day, a lot of mouse usage with the right hand and I'm a right-handed player.

    I often notice when I first start a match, and especially on the serve, I get this wicked pain on the front of my hand, not the palm, just above the wrist and below the knuckles. It's not the wrist itself. It makes it hard to really snap on the serve and then on forehand ground strokes there is pain as well which can make me tentative.

    It often gets better as the match goes on, but it can take a half hour or more and it doesn't help out my starts in matches.

    Does anyone know if too much mouse usage can do this to your hand?
    Should I switch to left-handed mouse usage? Anyone ever have this and have any tips to alleviate the pain?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Would be prudent to use a left hand mouse.
    I had a similar problem, back of the hand, base of pinkie, between the wrist and the knuckle. Had the pain for 4 years, finally switching to an 11 oz racket from a 12.5 and pain gone by the 3rd day.
    Seemed the takeback on forehands and serves caused the strain.
     
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  3. that_was_just_out

    that_was_just_out New User

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    Thanks for the advice. I use a 9.2 oz racquet and I still get it, so I don't think it's a weight of racquet thing. It's probably carpal tunnel or something. Maybe wrist and hand stretches would help, know any good ones?

    I guess it is the back of my hand, I don't know why I said the top of the hand, I always figured the palm is the bottom, but whatever.
     
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  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Wrist flexion, bending the wrist down fully, hold for a minute, light pressure, like stretching the ligaments in the back of the wrist.
     
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  5. TennisProdigy

    TennisProdigy Semi-Pro

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    This helps a lot, I had exact same pain, it caused top of hand to hurt and was relieved with stretching like LeeD said. I also used to fish holding the fishing rod in my left hand (I'm left handed), now I fish holding rod in right hand. Also, used to play computer games which stressed tendons, cut back now no hand pain.
     
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