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Old 09-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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Shock Sensation in Hands

On some WOD's which combine alot of grip strength I sometimes notice a shock like feeling in my left hand when I do pullups.

As I warm up it seems to disappear. Anyone know if there is something that can be done to prevent or treat this ? It's not hurting my workouts but it sure isn't very pleasant.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Re: Shock Sensation in Hands

Where does the shocking sensation go to? Which fingers?
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Shock Sensation in Hands

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Where does the shocking sensation go to? Which fingers?
Good question. From what I recall its the pinky and ring fingers. Also feel it on the palm area near those 2 fingers.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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Re: Shock Sensation in Hands

Ever feel like you've whacked your funny bone real good?

The ulnar nerve, (funny bone), can be tweaked at the elbow as it courses aroung the medial epicondyle.

Tap the funny bone......any electrical shocks sent down the hand?

If it keeps up, or if the numbness won't go away, you'll need to be seen by a neurologist. The Ulnar Nerve controls some of the muscles in the hand. Without innervation to these muscles, your grip strength is shot.

To make it go away, you may want to see a physical thereapist who can treat with tissue glides and joint mobilizations to get the nerve gliding a bit smoother.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Re: Shock Sensation in Hands

There's some good nerve glides exercises on the web...

But yeah, better safe than sorry
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #6
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Re: Shock Sensation in Hands

It's really not that bad. Happens very infrequently and only on the 1st set of pullups typically. I'll take a look for those exercises.

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