Median Nerve problems in middle finger


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David Pagel · · Mequon · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 70

So I found that after reaching up for a sloper well above my head and straining to keep myself to the wall that I came off the route to the right side of my middle finger. Iv seen a doc, I know it's not carpal tunnel. But I'm just wondering if anyone had any issues like it. I haven't climbed for about 5 weeks now and I believe it's gotten better but I'm just looking for some insight.

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10,116

What was your doctor's diagnosis?
What tests were performed?

What are your symptoms?

Whose idea was it to stop climbing for 5 weeks?

David Pagel · · Mequon · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 70

This was in connection to a ulnar nerve trans location surgery that I had done in October. It was in the same arm. I have had issues with nerve damage in my Ulnar and after starting a few climbs had issues with my Median was told I needed more time off. The strength and tap test was done on my wrist and I showed no signs of compression there. I'm not worried about needing more surgery. I was just reaching out to everyone to see if anyone else has had issues with basically straining or pulling nerves to the point of losing feeling in a part of your hand

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

shit David, i was just about to ask about the ulnar...I had ulnar release (not transposition) and then had carpal nearly a year later. They were 2 distinct issues for me....

David Pagel · · Mequon · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 70

Were you back climbing relatively quickly after the CT?

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

I was going to be, but then got a staph infection 6 weeks post op...just getting off antibiotics now.They had to open things up again..10 stitch this time

David Pagel · · Mequon · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 70

Shit man sorry to hear it... Iv been dealing with this nerve issue for a year now. Super slow healing process that seems to never end

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640
David Pagel wrote:Shit man sorry to hear it... Iv been dealing with this nerve issue for a year now. Super slow healing process that seems to never end
Really sucks because the other wrist has symptoms as well, not ulnar, but CT
David Pagel · · Mequon · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 70

Was your CT from climbing related use or from computer/other activities?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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