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Dave Sharp · · Big bear California · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 110

At the gym last night on a v6 overhang campus problem I got the 2 finger pocket move and pop ....something in my hand "palm" area popped..very sore when moving / closing my grip but not too painfull. Palms a little swollen...hoping after a few days off I can get back to climbing ...any input helps...

Petsfed · · Laramie, WY · Joined Mar 2002 · Points: 945

Chances are it'll take a lot longer than a couple of days. Go SUPER easy on it in a week or so, and if it hurts, go buy an Xbox; your season is over.

Patrick Beeson · · Portland, OR · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 71

You should consult a physician. It's likely you injured a muscle in your hand or finger.

Ellis L · · Chico, CA · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 71

And for the record... Even tho they r so sick and u r so siiiiiked - Campus boulders are a great way to get injured, brajs!!! Shoulders, fingers, elbows, you name it! Better to train your 2F pocket strength in a controlled setting via hangboard, and your lockoff strength on a campus board or bar.

Dave Sharp · · Big bear California · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 110
Ellis L wrote: And for the record... Even tho they r so sick and u r so siiiiiked - Campus boulders are a great way to get injured, brajs!!! Shoulders, fingers, elbows, you name it! Better to train your 2F pocket strength in a controlled setting via hangboard, and your lockoff strength on a campus board or bar.

I train on my board constantly.I'm so bummed

J Kuginis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Most likely a pulley - on the inside of the knuckle near the palm. Pop usually means full rupture- get a scan and see a specialist if you have issues after 1 week or it will become chronic 

Grandpa Dave · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 5
J Kuginis wrote: Most likely a pulley - on the inside of the knuckle near the palm. Pop usually means full rupture- get a scan and see a specialist if you have issues after 1 week or it will become chronic 

Yup....wish i had done that a couple years ago. Felt it up the forearm, through the bicep, all the way up to my shoulder. Now it's either surgery or "just screw it and go".

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