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dave76


Apr 22, 2012, 11:38 AM
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weird click at thumb base
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hi all,
I was training on the metolius rock rings tonight. I always use an openhanded grip. Still, when I am tired, I sometimes have the tendency to bring my thumb closer to the hand. When it happened tonight, I counteracted the tendency and instinctively moved my thumb into an open position while hanging. It made a weird elastic click at the base where it joins the hand. I left my grip, but everything felt normal, no pain or swelling, or anything, and I resumed and completed my exercise.

I am now wondering if I should worry about this though. It felt like moving the thumb while the hand was under tension made some ligament/tendon click over something. Since there's no pain I shouldn't probably worry, but at the same time I'd be happy to hear what you think or if it ever happened to anyone.


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Apr 22, 2012, 7:35 PM
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Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor or medical professional of any kind

I also have a thumb click and pop on my left hand. The thumb can actually make a sound similar to cracking one of my other fingers and I can feel it slip a little over whatever bone is at the base. While it's a little weird, it never presents any functional issues for me whether climbing or not.

Is yours recurring or was it a single occurrence?


dave76


Apr 23, 2012, 4:03 AM
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hi,
this was really the only occurrence I can recall, and it was definitely triggered by moving the thumb away from the hand. For now it feels ok, I'll see the next time I go climbing.


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