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Travis Rieber 06-21-2006 07:43 PM

A month ago today I messed up my right hand on squat cleans. I somehow managed to catch my right elbow on my knee when I dropped to catch the weight. This created the undesirable situation where my right hand caught all the weight on my fingertips. I don't know how far my hand bent back but it wasn't very usable for a few days.
It's a month later now and the hand feels fine but it still hurts to bend back, such as during cleans and hspu's. What's the right way to fix this? Leave the hand alone and let it heal or work on stretching it. I've been stretching it indirectly through push ups and other exercises but I worry that I just may be aggrivating the injury.
Thanks in advance.

Christian Lemburg 06-23-2006 08:49 AM

Hi Travis,

if the muscles of the hand are still tightened up, try loosening them up by a combination of relaxation (warm water bath etc.) and massage.

You have seen a doc with this? If not, it may be a good idea to have the hand checked for any structural damage that might have been caused.

Good luck, and fast recovery,


Jerimiah Childress 06-23-2006 10:41 AM

It doesnt sound like much, but I don't think I would chance it. I would get it checked out.

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