HELP: How to fix hand pain injury due to THIN grip + HEAVY racquet?

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  1. Abdullah Ahmad AAK

    Abdullah Ahmad AAK Regular Member

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    Ok so 3 months back I started playing with a very
    (head) heavy racquet. Also I used a THIN synthetic grip on it.

    After practicing the kickback movement and finger-power
    exercises used in stick smashes with it sometimes, I would
    feel pain in my palm muscles below little finger.

    The pain occurs when my racquet is moving/bouncing backwards
    after the split-second tightening of my grip. In that the
    muscles around the little finger serve to stabilize the racquet
    I guess.

    After realizing my mistake, I now see that I still have pain even
    with lighter thicker-grip racquets due to weeks of abusing my
    hand on extremely thin grip racquet.

    What can I do to fix this pain? It only happens during play,
    not at all during everyday activities.

    EDIT: Don't mind the pic I accidentally attached and now don't know how to remove it
     

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  2. Tec07

    Tec07 Regular Member

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    What racket and grip size/setup are you using? I get a similar issue if i use an overgrip on bare wood of a g5 handle whivh is frustrating for me as my smashes are much stronger like this than with a thicker grip
     
  3. intrepid

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    Maybe a thin layer of cushion wrap can help you? Together with the overgrip you can still wrap it less thick than the original grip.

    Edit: for the pain, you should probably avoid the specific movement (smash?) for 2-3 weeks to allow it to heal.
     
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