index finger problems

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index finger problems

Postby turso » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:34 am

Starting to get annoyed by my index finger, it gets quite bit of friction when snapping the disc and this is what happened to a completely healthy finger during 2 hours of training:


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Anyone else get this problem? I need to start hardening the finger somehow so it can take the stress put on it, after it's healed from this shit.
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Re: index finger problems

Postby JR » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:46 am

I'd say that a shorter training period after the skin has completely healed and using sports tape available from sports stores and pharmacies would be the first steps. Don't try to rush it the skin will harden automatically over time as long as you try to pinch harder at the disc pivot. Slips can be caused by puling the arm too far away from the chest and not enough pinching power. Pinch power deficiency may come from too late of a pinch or too little finger strength. Grippers and adding weight to discs should help or lifting weights by the finger print area of the middle and index finger on one side and the thumb on the other will help. Especially if you use slick plates in multiples. Just never ever leave anything fragile under the weights -like yourself.
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Re: index finger problems

Postby turso » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:27 am

I guess I have to start doing 1h right hand and 1h left hand...for starters. Threw a 380' leftie with opto halo on a nice S-curve.
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Re: index finger problems

Postby rusch_bag » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:38 am

Gross. Were you just going to keep throwing till something broke? I feel like you were at the stopping point judging by your finger well before you started to bleed.
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Re: index finger problems

Postby turso » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Heh aye, should've stopped earlier but I love throwing too much. It's nothing serious fortunately, just a blood blister, have had them before in the same place. They're more of an annoyance than an actual health concern in that size, considering I don't throw with it now for a week or so, which I might do though, still believe in my own immortality bit too much :P
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Re: index finger problems

Postby Flipflat » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:08 pm

Yeah, I got something like that last year until I built up some callouses.
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Re: index finger problems

Postby Sean40474 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:57 pm

Damn, nice damage! My middle and ring fingers get sore from throwing, but never my index finger. I must be throwing wrong, but that is where I seem to feel the "hit'
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Re: index finger problems

Postby swel304 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:16 pm

I get a similar issue when throwing avengers. It opens a hole on my middle finger at the second knuckle almost instantly. I've tried tape, changing grip, and I'm pretty sure the avenger is the only disc that even touches that finger when I throw so j just stopped throwing them. Lol
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