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May 24, 2011, 6:58 PM

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Re: [gumbe] 5th metacarpal bone bump pain
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gumbe wrote:
i've got a bump on the bone near the head of my 5th metacarpal, its not very painful unless i do a handjam and it hurts some with a storng handshake. i hit the hand cracks pretty hard a month or so ago it felt good then and i didn't even notice it, until weeks later, i haven't been climbing much the last month but the pain and bump is still there.

is this a common injury? i can't afford xrays

any suggestions for treatment?


Really, you can't afford x-rays? They are pretty cheap. Maybe skip two weeks of "hitting the hand cracks", and put the savings toward some imaging of the "bumps" on your bones. Tough to treat "bumps" without having some idea if they are made of bone, or scar tissue, or inflamed bursae, or whatever else.

Whether it's common or uncommon, I don't know, because I don't know what your bumps are made of.

(This post was edited by onceahardman on May 24, 2011, 7:00 PM)

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Post edited by onceahardman () on May 24, 2011, 7:00 PM

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