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vishnuepie


Nov 2, 2001, 5:54 PM
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How long of a rest period should i take for my sore tendons to heal up.(just from too much climbing, not from a blow or a tweek)


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Try to figure out why you have sore tendons.

I just recently injured myself and have had to back off even though it is driving me crazy. In my case (I'm an old guy), there are a number of reasons that I get hurt even though I don't want to deal with them.

First is lack of flexibility, I gotta start stretching, religiously.

Warming up (what a concept), I'd much rather climb than warm up. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.

Identifying and working opposing muscle groups, OOOOOHHH, I don't want to work THAT hard.

Staying hydrated, way important for good tendon health, WATER???, I'd rather drink beer.

I'm sure there is more, and these good people will jump in, but as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, figure out if it is overdoing it or something else and then fix it.

Jeff,(I'm really sore and mad right now, but if I want to climb, I gotta change my life).


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yea... that sums some of it up. but climbing puts a stress on your tendons that its not used to. so push yourself 'til your sore, then rest and so on... you only build endurance after pushing yourself hard enough. plus a good stretch before and after really helps a lot!!!
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Make shure you drink plenty of water. And take about a week off, if they feel good after a week climb a little. Start by climbing on big holds at a low angle then change to smaller holds, Once you can do this with no pain start increasing the angle..but also increase the hold size you are climbing on.


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you simply rest until they stop hurting and being sore... then add a couple of days... this works GREAT for me!

The most important thing (next time...) is that you should not aloud your fingers to get sored in the first place

get quality rest, remember that you get stronger WHILE resting not climbing...


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best thing for tendons is ice massage. fill up some paper cups with water and freeze them. twice a day, get a cup and peel some of the cup away. ice it with a circular motion all over the sore area. do it for about 20 minutes or until it is very num. take ibuprofin too. you dont have to stop just be easy or cut back till its healed.


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