|By Lorenzo de Amicis |
Aug 21, 2013
So here we go again.
I'm experiencing a dull pain after working on my endurance (lots of laps on 11s) 2 to 3 times a week.
The pain is dull and only felt when I press or massage the area right above the second knuckle on my ring finger. The pain can be felt from one side of the finger to the other. I climbed yesterday and noticed this today so I haven't tried to put an weight on it and won't for a couple days unless the finger feels better. No popping, no swelling and still have full ROM.
After looking at a few pictures on the anatomy of the finger I'm assuming that it's the C2 that is irritated/strained and not the more common A3 or A4 pulleys. If i'm right in thinking it's the C2 then what is the best course of action? Common sense would dictate to treat it similarly to an A3 strain but I just want to hear what people's experiences are with this sort of 'injury'. I can't seem to find much literature on C2 or C1 injuries anywhere.
|By Lorenzo de Amicis |
Aug 22, 2013
So, it has been a couple days now and the tenderness has increased significantly when my hand is in crimp position with little resistance. Looks like I'll have to put climbing on hold until the inflammation goes down.
I've looked around for information on my particular injury but I can't seem to find anything with much detail on diagnosis or treatment of the C2 pulley. Whenever I find something promising the author just grazes over the Cruciate pulleys and instead goes into explaining everything regarding Annular pulley injuries.
Does anyone have any links or info worth sharing on the matter? It's hard to believe that this is an uncommon issue with climbers.
|By Vu L. |
Sep 17, 2013
Any update on your injury?
I too believe I may have injured my C2 in my ring finger on the left hand.
I have a very similar experience to you. I can use certain holds, but there are definitely some holds I can't use.
Let me know how your road to recovery is.
|By sanz |
From Raleigh, NC
Oct 21, 2013
I am dealing with a similar injury right now - same exact spot. I came to the conclusion that it was probably A3, but the area of pain is exactly the same.
I first felt the tweak from climbing a crimpy problem before I was fully warmed up. I've probably climbed 4 or 5 times since, taping the finger, and it has continued to give me trouble. It is pretty mild but I figure I should just take some time off.
Anybody got any advice on this? Lorenzo, how is yours shaping up? Should treatment be the same as an A2 injury?