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flesh


Apr 26, 2013, 10:29 AM
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I thought I had had them all. At least the fingers are holding up.

I had my wrist in a weird position climbing and ofc heard a pop. It's hurting a bit at the bottom right side of my palm on my right hand. I'm getting some warm and tingley sensations while I type this right now.

It doesn't seem to hurt any worse when I hang of a hold. Just wondering if there's anything I should be doing or considering since this is a new one for me.


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Apr 26, 2013, 1:14 PM
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Could be a WHOLE lot of things - but the "warm and tingling" feeling sounds like nerve injury to some degree, and your ulnar nerve does run superficial at the "lower outside corner of your palm" (assuming you are meaning away from/opposite side of your thumb).

How much you should be concerned depends largely on how far and intensely the "tingling" extends. If you still have sensation in the pinkie and ring fingers then I wouldn't worry too much. Nervous tissue regenerates about 2mm a day which means depending on how much you injured it'll be a slow process to have sensation return to normal but expect 1-2 weeks before noticing much improvement.

As always, this is an online Dx from a super scant description with no medical history or description of what might have caused this SO if you are really concerned go to a PT or orthopedist and get it checked out.

Keep in mind your TFCC is in that same area and can definitely be involved and that's a longer and more serious Dx usually.


onceahardman


Apr 26, 2013, 2:53 PM
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I understand your thinking, but when I hear, "bottom right side of my palm", I'm thinking thenar eminence/median n.

Just goes to show the difficulty of trying to assess problems in this format.

Flesh, please try to "flesh out" your description a little. Are you looking at your palm when you say, "bottom right?" Like the base of your right thumb?


flesh


Apr 26, 2013, 3:19 PM
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On my right hand, at the bottom of my palm, on the side further from my thumb, where the palm meets the wrist. It's most sensitive there but the numbness/tingling/warm and fuzzy feeling extends maybe an inch up and down from there (in the direction of my forearm and towards my fingertips) is where it's more acute. It's not on the side of my palm/wrist it is about 3/4 of an inch from the side of my palm going inwards on the bottom of my palm where it meets the wrist.

The same feeling but to a much lesser degree continues to my fingertips and maybe 6 inches up my forearm.

It happened 48 hours ago and it is worse today than it was yesterday.

Usually when I've seen doctors for connective tissue injuries in the past (elbow tendonitis/osis whatever, 10 pulley injuries, lateral collateral on both knees, medial epicondilytis) they simply say that I should stop climbing until it goes away. So I stopped seeing one.

I've never had the tingling thing before though, just pain with the previous injuries so I thought I should look into it. My GF is a RN and she said to go to the insta-care right by my office here.

I was connective tissue injury free for 3 years before this! While climbing harder than ever.... I thought I finally had it beat, lol! I wasn't even doing a hard move just had my wrist in a unusual position.


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flesh


Apr 26, 2013, 3:21 PM
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Is it okay to climb? Maybe dead hang? Should I wait and see if it dissipates for a few days first?


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Well, since it is still worsening, it would probably be unwise to climb or dead hang. Why subject a likely nerve injury to a traction force?

Rest a few days, then start some resisted wrist flexion, extension, pronation/supination.


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flesh wrote:
It happened 48 hours ago and it is worse today than it was yesterday.

Usually when I've seen doctors for connective tissue injuries in the past (elbow tendonitis/osis whatever, 10 pulley injuries, lateral collateral on both knees, medial epicondilytis) they simply say that I should stop climbing until it goes away. So I stopped seeing one.
Yeah. That seems wise. Make sure you use the same reasoning should you ever need to see a cardiologist or oncologist.


flesh


Apr 29, 2013, 10:56 PM
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thanks guys, it turned out to feel better the next day since I last posted. The day after that i did some dead hangs and it felt fine so I campused.... no problems... it's progressively better since.... tommorrow will be first day back climbing. It's barely noticeable at this point.


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