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May 25, 2011, 7:41 PM

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Re: [onceahardman] Need advice - Injured right ring finger - Full ROM
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onceahardman wrote:
Agilis wrote:
Thanks for your reply.

No, not insulting at all. Like you said I simply do not know.

Now if light climbing is not the way to go, why do so many sources I've read say that taking long lay offs from climbing can actually do more harm than good. Reason being, the new tissue is not put under any stress and injuring the new tissue once healed will be even easier?

Thanks for your advice and look forward to your reply.

I really can't speak as to why other sources say anything. I'd like to read one or two of these sources, so I can understand better.

In general though, yes, first scar tissue forms, and then this scar tissue needs to be remodeled into a strong, extensible scar that more closely resembles the original tissue. Otherwise it will be weak.

I am of the opinion that for severe injuries, this tissue remodeling needs to be done in a well-controlled fashion, or else you risk re-injury. Start with gentle manual resistance, progress to putty and resistance bands, and finally, begin some easy climbing on comfy holds.

And, learn to use the open grip. Pulley injuries are more frequent when crimping.

Thank you everyone for your replies and advice, really appreciate it.

The source that first gave me insight is here:

This source and another source,

Share the same opinion. These links are given so you can read them since you mentioned you were interested in them.

I have adjusted my recovery regimen. It will consist of:

- Pulls ups w/ different grips and push ups
- General exercise
- Plenty of rest
- Sporadic climbing**

**Only climbing I will allow is climbing that allows virtually no stress on my right ringer finger's A4 pulley and will be once a week.

If my doctor thinks otherwise I will take his advice into consideration. It will be tough to not climb but a few months off will be good.

(This post was edited by Agilis on May 25, 2011, 8:09 PM)

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Post edited by Agilis () on May 25, 2011, 8:09 PM

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