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    Knuckle hurting bad

    A couple months ago after a hard session of punching mitts , heavy bag, and ground and pound bag work, the middle knuckle on my left hand started hurting really bad and was really tender. I took it easy for a little over a week and didn't hit anything untill the tenderness went away. However as soon as i started hitting the bag the knuckle immediately becomes extremely tender and started hurting after 10 or twelve hard punches. Ive started wadding up some guass and taping it to my knuckle under my handwraps, this has helped allot but something is deffinately still wrong. Everything looks fine to me, I will head to the doctor next week I suppose. Does anyone know what this might be?

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    is it swelling up? and how often did you hit a heavy bag before this?

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    I'm subscribing to this thread because this is pretty much exactly how I was forced to stop kickboxing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fightclubfreak7
    A couple months ago after a hard session of punching mitts , heavy bag, and ground and pound bag work, the middle knuckle on my left hand started hurting really bad and was really tender. I took it easy for a little over a week and didn't hit anything untill the tenderness went away. However as soon as i started hitting the bag the knuckle immediately becomes extremely tender and started hurting after 10 or twelve hard punches. Ive started wadding up some guass and taping it to my knuckle under my handwraps, this has helped allot but something is deffinately still wrong. Everything looks fine to me, I will head to the doctor next week I suppose. Does anyone know what this might be?
    Could be anything dude. Hairline fracture, damaged cartilage, arthritis... I mean, if you hit any part of your body hard enough over and over, you are going to grind that ****.

    Have you iced it? That is the number one and first thing to do in most cases.
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    Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socratic
    Doctor.

    As in, go to one.
    I did. Know what he told me?

    "Tendinitis. Ice and ibuprofen."

    Aside: I think this was the same doctor that I saw when I had a nasty bulge forming in one of my ears (I was worried about cauliflower ear). He looked in my ears, said "you're fine, there's no infection", and looked at me like I was a Martian when I 1) explained what cauliflower ear was and was not, and 2) pointed out the bump in my ear that he'd missed.

    I suppose the joke's on me, though - it wound up turning into a big, nasty zit.
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    Ive always spent allot of time on my heavy bag, and I have always felt that my knuckles and hands were tough because of it. but over the last several months more often then usual as I have been between gyms and it's been my primary way to train, and thats when this started. I'll start icing it after every time I hit the heavy bag and go to a doctor. Thanks for the replies, I'll keep you updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss
    I did. Know what he told me?

    "Tendinitis. Ice and ibuprofen."

    Aside: I think this was the same doctor that I saw when I had a nasty bulge forming in one of my ears (I was worried about cauliflower ear). He looked in my ears, said "you're fine, there's no infection", and looked at me like I was a Martian when I 1) explained what cauliflower ear was and was not, and 2) pointed out the bump in my ear that he'd missed.

    I suppose the joke's on me, though - it wound up turning into a big, nasty zit.
    sounds like a shitty doctor. no one can know what youve done to your insides without looking inside. sounds simple, but hey. i say get an x-ray and find out.
    a few years ago, i had an incident involving a mexican chick and my toe. i thought my toe was dislocated because it was all twisted and gnarled. turns out i broke it in 6 places. had i messed with it, the bones wouldnt have stayed together and i wouldve had to get them set.
    SO... i vote lay off the hitting until you get it checked out. if its a fracture, it may grow bigger or heal improperly. definitely get an x-ray and you should probably look for a more competent doctor.
    oh, and for x-rays, go to a local clinic kinda thing. im not sure what theyre called. but they should be about $20 vs $100 (or whatever it is) at the emergency room.

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    Regular GPs are great for diagnosing illnesses and giving medical certificates when you're too hungover to work, but not always so good for sports injuries. Find a doctor who specialises in sports medicine (ie has done additional post-graduate study in sports-related and musculo-skeletal injuries) -- they'll be far more tuned in to diagnosing the kind of injury you're probably carrying, and, unlike regular doctors, they're realistic about your recovery; they know you want to get back to training ASAP and will help you achieve that instead of telling you to take up Tai Chi instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightclubfreak7
    Ive always spent allot of time on my heavy bag, and I have always felt that my knuckles and hands were tough because of it. but over the last several months more often then usual as I have been between gyms and it's been my primary way to train, and thats when this started. I'll start icing it after every time I hit the heavy bag and go to a doctor. Thanks for the replies, I'll keep you updated.
    I would actually suggest that you ice it and stop punching for a while. Whatever it is, icing it without giving it rest won't cut it. You gotta let it heal man.
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