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nikolaos1


Aug 30, 2012, 2:43 AM
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Any idea how to fix brittle fingers?
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I've been climbing about 1 and a half years now. So I developed tendinitis injuries (A2) on 4 fingers, the middle and ring fingers on both hands, at around November or beginning of December last year. The injury reached Grade 2, so I got checked out by a specialist around January and took a 3 month layoff from climbing.

After the layoff, I started climbing again, I used tape to support my fingers for another 2 months and weaned off them. My fingers weren't painful, however, they needed at least 2 days of rest before I could return back for another session of climbing. They were noticeably weaker than before the layoff.

As of now, the middle finger on my right hand (first to get injured) feels rather weird, when I apply pressure to the sides it hurts, but only on the knuckle of it. I found that cracking them relieved them, but I have since refrained from doing that for fear of causing more damage.

The rest of the fingers are fine, though they all still require a 2 day rest period between each climb.

In fact, all the fingers that were injured just feel rather weak compared to before I laid off climbing.

Was wondering if anybody here can share or enlighten me on what's my best course of action?


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Aug 30, 2012, 3:59 AM
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Stop climbing on plastic. Go rock climbing


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I wished I could, any other suggestions?


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