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kristenu


Mar 25, 2013, 2:30 PM
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Help!!!! Lump in palm, possible pulley injury? or Dupuytren's?
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A few weeks ago I was bouldering in the gym and pulled pretty hard through a few crimps. My hand/fingers felt super strained when i came down, and i noticed that there was a small lump in the palm of my hand, about 3/4" below my ring & pinky finger. The pain went away within a few minutes, but the lump has been there for a few weeks now and the tendons in the palm of my hand where the lump is are slightly more visible than normal. I have full mobility and no pain at all, however my pinky finger feels really weak and shakes a bit..help! Can anyone tell me what i might have done? I've been researching for countless hours and all i can come up with is it might be a partial pulley tear, or Dupuytren's, but i'm a 30yr old female so i don't really fit that profile...Can i keep climbing if it doesn't hurt at all? I went to Red Rocks and bouldered hard the weekend after it happened and it didn't bother me, might have gotten slightly more swollen but thats it..
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kristenu wrote:
A few weeks ago I was bouldering in the gym and pulled pretty hard through a few crimps. My hand/fingers felt super strained when i came down, and i noticed that there was a small lump in the palm of my hand, about 3/4" below my ring & pinky finger. The pain went away within a few minutes, but the lump has been there for a few weeks now and the tendons in the palm of my hand where the lump is are slightly more visible than normal. I have full mobility and no pain at all, however my pinky finger feels really weak and shakes a bit..help! Can anyone tell me what i might have done? I've been researching for countless hours and all i can come up with is it might be a partial pulley tear, or Dupuytren's, but i'm a 30yr old female so i don't really fit that profile...Can i keep climbing if it doesn't hurt at all? I went to Red Rocks and bouldered hard the weekend after it happened and it didn't bother me, might have gotten slightly more swollen but thats it..

Dupuytren's is really a contracture. You have no evidence of that. My bet would be a lumbrical injury. Do a search here, I have posted before about it.


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