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    Pain in my hands after heavy bag work

    Iíve noticed lately that after I work on the heavy bag (10 x 2 minute rounds) I have pain in the back of my hands. I wrap my hand and wear bag gloves when I work out.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    you know i heard that they recently started training people as DOCTORS. yeah, kind of like the witch doctors we have but they are like regulated and ****. its crazy but it might just work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    you know i heard that they recently started training people as DOCTORS. yeah, kind of like the witch doctors we have but they are like regulated and ****. its crazy but it might just work
    No ****.

    Seriously, I don't have a personal physician and walk-in clinics are a crap shoot with several hours wait time. I don't have access to a coach these days either since I am just training by myself to maintain whatever skill I have.

    I am just wondering if the pain is related to a common boxing injury and if there is a common treatment for it.
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    you have hand cancer. as my professional opinion i.e. some random person off the internet, this is my conclusion. can i have your **** when you die?
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    Ok, since Alex already got in a dig, I won't mention the latest research into the possibility of a causal relationship between striking things and a painful sensation in the hands.

    What kind of wraps are you using? How tight are they?

    What kind of gloves are you wearing? Boxing? MMA? Bag? How heavy are they?

    What kind of heavy bag are you hitting? Canvas, vinyl, Nevatear (TM)? How heavy is it? How "hard" is it?

    You said "lately". How long have you consistently been doing this bag routine?

    It could be anything from delayed-onset muscle soreness to periostitis or something more severe like stress fractures or even arthritis. Ideally you should consult a physician.

    However, if you won't do that, at the very least you should take a break. That's the most common treatment for overuse injuries, and often the most effective. They rarely heal without rest, and "just waiting 'till it feels a little better" isn't sufficient. Lay off until it is completely healed or you're very likely to continue re-injuring yourself.
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    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    you have hand cancer.
    WOW. I was TOTALLY gonna say osteosarcoma, but I didn't want to alarm him. Glad you gave it to him straight though. I shouldn't have sugar-coated it...
    Dave

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    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rw4th
    Seriously, I don't have a personal physician and walk-in clinics are a crap shoot with several hours wait time.
    Socialized medicine is t3h suxx0rs! Capitalism RULES! Move to America and get the finest medical care in the WORLD!

    Please note this is not an offer of citizenship. American medical care is expensive. Please do not move here if you do not have gainful employment. Some restrictions may apply. Limited time only. Not redeemable with other coupons.
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    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.
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    I used to have hand pain when I started bag work years back. I'd also get shaky hands afterwards. It went away after my hands got used to it.
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    work through the pain. give it a couple weeks for your muscles, tendons, etc. to adjust. pain could be radiaiting from wrists or elbows. you will quickly build new muscle and strech other tissues. i went through same thing
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    Just stop using the punching bag, punch air instead.
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