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    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.
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    There are four muscles located in the hand between then thumb and index finger:

    Abductor pollicis brevis
    Flexor pollicis brevis
    Opponens pollicis brevis
    Adductor pollicis

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    There are four muscles located in the hand between then thumb and index finger:

    Abductor pollicis brevis
    Flexor pollicis brevis
    Opponens pollicis brevis
    Adductor pollicis

    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.

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    Thank you for the info
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    Just to throw it out there, vague possibility of thumb arthritis as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Just to throw it out there, vague possibility of thumb arthritis as well
    That's one thing I was wondering. I have a tendency to crack my thumbs at the second joint just about every chance I get.

    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.
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    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    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)
    Makes sense.

    I use hooks time to time on shrugs when my forearms are feeling sore and use straps on my deadlifts now too. Hopefully this isn't tendonitis, I would hate for it to begin getting worse at only 25 years old lol...
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    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.
    Dang man.
    I bet if you wouldn't have gone to the doc he wouldn't have told you you had arthritis. That's my motive, if I don't go he can't tell me I'm unhealthy, so in turn I believe I'm healthy!
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    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
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    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.
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    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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