User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Palm Injury

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Palm Injury

    Hi. Thanks guys last time for the advice. I read through the whole thread. I'm doing well with my team right now and our seniors have just won the first game in our season.

    I have a problem with one of my junior players and I have no idea who to turn to for advice. I'm going to ask the atheletic director in my school tommorow, but it's always good to get a second opinion from here =)


    When this junior of mine plays for a short/long period of time, the bone beneath the front of fore finger hurts. Strangely enough, it is not a blister and I do not think it is the muscles either because I used pressure points to check if he might have strained something in his hand.

    When he takes a brief rest, his hand will feel fine. When you press that part of his palm, it does not hurt anymore. It only hurts while he plays and briefly after he finishes playing.


    At first, I thought it might have been a blister and maybe he was holding the racket too hard, but it's not a blister as he can tell.

    However, it is possible he is holding the racket too hard (When we have practice this Friday, I will check for this). Today during the game (Game was very unorganized, so everyone was in a rush and a frantic mode), I suggested to him to bring a glove for practice this Friday. He is a really enthusiastic fellow and he really wants to play, but I am concerned about this pain or injury, as I have never encountered anything like it before.

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,277
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Sounds interesting - I would even hestitate to use the term "injury" here.

    The grip theory sounds plausible enough.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Is it at the joint? Any chance you can draw a picture where it's hurting?

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Surrey, Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If the pain is in the front part of the index finger (top side of the finger) is often result of incorrect forehand grip. Check that the student is not pointing the index finger while holding the racquet. Some kids will hit with the index finger straight along the grip, rather than holding like pistol grip. A quick way to see is that sometimes the index finger tip is pointing towards the racquet head

    Chances are the student is starting to hit harder and this is stressing the finger.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi

    This is the best picture I could find of a palm on google
    hehe

    I colored in the part in brown, where he says it hurts. I think it is the carapal? (lol sorry, my biology sucks)



  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Surrey, Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Again - check the grip. Pain in that area of the palm is that they are gripping too square to the racquet and the student is trying to hold the racquet tighter to prevent the racqeut from flying away when they hit.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Is he using a towelling grip? While I was having a chat to one of the older guys at the club when I was thinking about swapping to a towel grip he said when he used to use them he had pain in that exact part of his hand, when he changed to a PU grip the pain went away.

    I canít think of a plausible reason why this would happen, but still, thatís what the guy said.

  8. #8
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,919
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    interesting that towel / PU grip makes a different. may be it is the size of the grip? towel wrapped grips are usually thicker. tonten, does this student of your have a huge grip?

    i am just guessing, badrad's still the more plausible explanation.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    goodness

    I didn't get a chance to see him on Friday. I was too sick and had someone else take over that day.

    I'll check on monday hopefully.

    excuse me for my stupidity, but I seem to not know what a towel or what a PU grip is


    hehe

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I also recently hurt my hand in a similar place while using yonex grap. When I changed back to Karakal pu the problem went away. In my case the strain was due to gripping too hard in order to compensate for the less tacky grip

Similar Threads

  1. Hand/Palm Pain
    By ir22mean in forum Injuries
    Replies: 2
    : 12-31-2010, 07:10 PM
  2. Blister on my palm
    By exxn0mercy in forum Injuries
    Replies: 2
    : 08-10-2009, 07:51 PM
  3. Badminton near Palm Springs, CA?
    By gloayon in forum USA West
    Replies: 7
    : 09-17-2008, 06:45 PM
  4. PAIN IN MY PALM (Cant grip)
    By Stansays in forum Injuries
    Replies: 2
    : 12-03-2005, 08:32 PM
  5. Palm Power
    By tonten in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 2
    : 07-13-2002, 01:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •