Hand muscle soreness
- 04-27-2011, 11:21 AM
Hand muscle soreness
Starting Monday morning I noticed some pretty severe muscle soreness between my thumb and index finger. I've been stretching/massaging my hands but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm not sure what caused this, and was kind of ruling out DOMS since I'm sure I don't overtrain, and also since I hadn't workout out since thursday, and it didn't become sore til monday.
If anyone has had this happen to them, let me know.
- 04-29-2011, 11:18 AM
There are four muscles located in the hand between then thumb and index finger:
Abductor pollicis brevis
Flexor pollicis brevis
Opponens pollicis brevis
The majority of muscles that control grip begin in the forearm and travel down, so it could be a tendinous issue. Its tough to say without further explanation. I'd suggest if it continues to see an AT or PT.
- 04-29-2011, 11:51 AM
04-29-2011, 12:26 PM
Just to throw it out there, vague possibility of thumb arthritis as well
04-29-2011, 01:24 PM
Yesterday I decided to give up the stretching/massage regimen I've been doing and I'm not as sore, but when I pull on my thumbs to test it I can still feel the soreness. I wonder if the area was maybe inflamed and I was irritating it with the stretching.
04-29-2011, 01:30 PM
actually thumb arthritis is generally the joint at the base of the thumb, which is why it feels like pain between the thumb + forefinger.
mine cropped up unexpectedly and I thought it was tendons or something like that at first, but orthopedist said arthritis. so its all versagrips for me now (sort of like a combo of gloves and a soft hook)
04-29-2011, 01:47 PM
04-29-2011, 01:51 PM
I was originally diagnosed with arthritis at 25, in my knees and back. the thumbs didn't really hit till I was 41 or so.
04-29-2011, 01:59 PM
04-29-2011, 02:03 PM
yeah, what had happened with me is I had strained my back fairly badly at work, so they went ahead and did full body xrays (I guess its a part of any work injury claim?). Thats when they said nothing wrong with your back, but the cartillage in your knees sucks
04-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Do they crack every time you extend them? Mine have been doing that for a few years now, I can hardly do warmups on squat without wraps, and often have to move to the hack squat machine because I feel like my knees are going to blow out.
04-29-2011, 02:16 PM
no, they aren't noisy, but I can't do any sort of impact activity any length of time. Squats and legpresses are fine, running or basketball is not.
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