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Dec 24, 2012, 8:13 AM

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getting pumped too quickly and too painfully.
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I started seriously climbing for about 3 months. 2-3 times a week in the gym. I rest, eat and get enough sleep.

In the gym, I toprope (5.8 - 5.9) and boulder (V2).

Lets see if I can describe this.

In short: my RIGHT forearm gets pumped way too quickly immediately when I start climbing with pain going thru my forearm and muscles in the forearm get extremely tight and stay that way. When it pumps out it swells and muscle tightness doesnt go away, it stays hard.

I used to get pumped on toprope routes way towards the end of the route on more difficult lines. Now my right forearm gives out almost right away on the first route. I mean I struggle mid way up 5.6 in the gym, my forearm gets hard and tight with pain when i grip, where before i zipped up 5.8s.

I decided to take a month long break. I am thinking this is tendon issue (carpal tunnel?)

I tried stretching and warming up before climbing and climbing easy routes and bouldering V0s and V1s as a warm up. Not much help.

The forearm gets super tight and hard with pain striking when i grip a hold (regardless of the grip - open hand, or closed hand) and it gets pumped, numb and impossible to control. The pain location is hard to describe and cant pinpoint, but i would say from wrist to elbow, being mostly in the forearm.

I can boulder (pain is manageable) but when it comes to toprope, lead, when I grip for longer periods of time, pain is there and cant do anything.

I wonder if anyone knows what it might be ( after a month long break, if it doesn't improve, i will go for an xray) or anyone knows what it could be.

Thanks all


(This post was edited by RomanG1 on Dec 24, 2012, 8:15 AM)

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Post edited by RomanG1 () on Dec 24, 2012, 8:15 AM

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