Thread: Proper Grip Injury
04-14-2006, 08:21 PM #1
Proper Grip Injury
Hey, i recently learned how to grip properly. However the web between my thumb and pointing finger seems to be swelled up and it is painful . A day ago the knuckles on my pointer hurts too. I think it is because when i hold the "proper grip" my finger is placed too high on the racket? and when i clear or smash i didnt strengthen that finger and it pushes my finger backwards. Does anybody know where i should place this finger? or is it just the first time I hold it like this it happens and it will go away after a week or two?
04-14-2006, 08:47 PM #2
Haha, I would hardly call this an injury. Most badminton players have their entire hands full of calisses. In fact, I can now pick up sharp objects with my right hand without getting a mark
04-14-2006, 09:19 PM #3
oh...ic haha..well this is like my first year playing and im not very good just athletic. so its normal to have this right? just wondering if i was doing it wrong.
04-15-2006, 12:43 AM #4
the one about your index finger hurting should not happen. the calisses are normal however
04-16-2006, 12:13 AM #5
well uhm..what am i doing wrong? is it just because im not stengthening my index enough and it bends it back?
04-16-2006, 04:44 AM #6
It is not possible to answer your question with the limited information. Perhaps you can post a picture?
It is strange that your index finger was pushed back by your racquet. A badminton racquet is light, even a small child can hold it well. Kwun's son is less than one year old and already could hold up a racquet with his single left hand!
04-16-2006, 05:59 AM #7
ey, i recently learned how to grip properly. However the web between my thumb and pointing finger seems to be swelled up and it is painful
It sounds like you are straightening your finger, rather than wrapping it comfortably around the handle. This is ineffective and can cause injury. A picture would help confirm this.
I don't think you should be developing callouses either. I don't have any!
Read the BC grips guide for more information: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/badm...nt/view/81/35/
(new and improved version on the way.....er.....sometime. I promise).
Last edited by Gollum; 04-16-2006 at 06:04 AM.
04-16-2006, 02:30 PM #8
well im actualy not having that finger straightened it is wraped and it jus is pushing the finger back when i clear or smash it overhand. ...do i have like..a deformed hand or something -__-'' and yes it does look pretty much like those pictures you have linked.
04-16-2006, 03:50 PM #9
Proper Forehand GripOriginally Posted by XKazeCloudX
04-16-2006, 06:27 PM #10
yes my grip is like that and the index finger is even lower then that too.
04-20-2006, 12:32 AM #11
You should also maintain a flexible grip in play. Never grip it too tight otherwise you loose the flexibility of control. The fact is that a good player never holds the racket in one fixed grip. A loose grip allows you to manuver your returns depending on how and what kind of return you want. There should always be a little gap between you palm and the handle. I suggest that you pay attention to the advanced players and observe how they hold their rackets, then you try it on your own.
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