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Pulley Injury?

12-Sep-2013 07:14 AM

Hambone

Hambone
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Dr. J,


I was bouldering yesterday, and, as I reached for the next move with my right hand I suddenly heavily weighted a two finger hold with my left hand. I definitely felt a pop (somewhat like as if I had cracked my fingers) and had mild pain thereafter. After asking around and researching a bit, it seems that I have some sort of pulley injury. My question, however, is what should I do about this? Mainly, should I go see someone and when can I start climbing again? Any help would be much appreciated!
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12-Sep-2013 08:32 AM

Hambone

Hambone
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Left out some important details..  The injury was to my left ring finger.  After the injury, there was no swelling or bruising only very mild pain.  I tried to climb a V0 with big holds etc. afterwards to see how it felt and I had no trouble whatsoever; not really any pain either.  I stopped climbing after that thinking that I had probably mildly strained it and should at least rest it.  Hope this helps.  


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12-Sep-2013 06:18 PM

Dr. J

Dr. J
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Ahoy!

I haven't answered a pulley injury question for a while in the column, so if you don't mind I wont answer you here, but rather via email.

Julian @ drjuliansaunders.com


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