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albrizz


Dec 27, 2012, 9:16 PM
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Forearm ache/loss of grip strength
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So for the past 3 months I've had a dull ache on the top of my forearm, about where the ring finger muscle is. For the first month I just climbed on it regular and it wasnt so bad, but kept getting worse, so eventually I stopped climbing altogether to rest up and let it heal.

I haven't been climbing in 2 months now and It hasnt gotten the slightest bit better, theres still a dull ache and I have lost nearly all of my pinch strength. It flares up when I pinch the most and turns from an ache into a sharp pain. Though even when i set into a crimp my right arm will just give out and i'll lose my lock on it.

I'm a young, uninsured guy so going to a specialist isnt really on the agenda, just trying to see if anyone has had something similar and whether or not this is the end of my climbing career.


jonapprill


Dec 27, 2012, 9:31 PM
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You aren't going to be able to self diagnose this one.

Go see a doctor. Loss of strength like you're describing can be serious.


onceahardman


Dec 28, 2012, 4:01 AM
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1) Did you take lots of ibuprofen or other NSAIDS when this happened?

2) Reseach "eccentric exercise tendinosis"...there won't be anything specific to finger flexors, but the principles are the same, and there is no compelling reason to not try it.


albrizz


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I havent taken much ibuprofen/aspirin at all since it started, more just ice from time to time and alot of rest.


fingerincrevice


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jonapprill wrote:
You aren't going to be able to self diagnose this one.

Go see a doctor. Loss of strength like you're describing can be serious.

I agree that doesn't sound like something you can treat yourself


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