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nefarius


Oct 22, 2007, 10:46 AM
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Recently, I've been experiencing a different sort of pain in the forearm. I sometimes have extreme pain when releasing a hold. I find when it starts, I have to release holds very slowly to avoid shooting pain on the inside of my forearm. This seems odd to me. I've been climbing for about 10 years now and have never experienced this sort of pain (even when climbing much harder, more consistently). None of my climbing partners have heard of anything like this before either. I only seem to get this sort of injury/sensation when bouldering or climbing harder sport. When climbing harder trad, I'm using different muscles, so it doesn't occur.

Any ideas? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks!


lithiummetalman


Oct 22, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Possibly a strained extensor? Perhaps best to see a qualified medical doctor specializing in Sports injuries? Best of luck!


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Nerve pain can be tingling, burning, or shooting (sharp and running along the course of a nerve). If you hold your hand facing up and you get a shooting pain on the pinky side of your forearm, sounds like you may have injured your ulnar nerve. Two places where the ulnar nerve can be injured is right at the elbow and at the pinky side of the base of the palm.


ja1484


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I get tired of having to repeat this:

See a good local physical therapist. Problem solved.


nefarius


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Thanks for the replies guys. As it turns out, I may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Makes sense as I work in IT and type all day, on top of climbing. Guess we'll find out when I go in.

ja1484: No one is forcing you to keep posting that, ya know. However, I really doubt that people trying to get an idea of what may be going on before getting to the doc will cease. Pretty much normal behavior. A lot of climbing pains can be treated through some reading online and self diagnosis. I suspect that people not running immediately to the doctor every time they stub their toe will not cease.


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nefarius wrote:
Pretty much normal behavior. A lot of climbing pains can be treated through some reading online and self diagnosis. I suspect that people not running immediately to the doctor every time they stub their toe will not cease.


Yes, reading god-knows-what from god-knows-who on the internet is much better than consulting a qualified medical professional.

I see my ignorance now. How dare I.


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nefarius, just sent you a PM... For the rest of you, I'm having the exact same issue. In my left forearm, close to the wrist... the more slowly i let go of a hold the less the pain presents, if at all. Resting didn't seem to do too much for it then again I only gave it a week. And also I too am in IT, damn computers. Any resolution nefarius?


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