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veldrak
03-16-2007, 07:43 PM
Hey guys,

I've been plagued over the last 2 years with hand problems resulting from boxing, everytime i get close to a fight they become injured and i have to pull out, very frustrating after the work.

The pain always comes from punches, and it hurts my thumbs in both my hands, which in turn spreads throughout my whole wrists. And my thumbs become so sore i cant even bunch a fist with them.

After I rest them for a while ice etc and i try spar or whatever again, they always bust, with no warning coming.

I have tried different physios, resting them for months on end, wrapping up my hands differently, punching lighter, trying exercises with them, ive pretty much done everything except operation.

Is there anything out there that coul dhelp strengthen my hands? Call for help here..

Thanks

deh707
03-16-2007, 09:31 PM
what part of your thumbs hurt?

it good be the gloves you use. there are many gloves for different types of hands.

veldrak
03-16-2007, 11:24 PM
You know the two main joints in your thumb? It's the one that joins to your hand/palm, not the top one that just bends your fingernail

XionComrade
03-16-2007, 11:29 PM
Dude that sucks, I don't know if this will help you but I would go 1 round a day on the bag on the first week, 2 a day on the 2nd, 3 rounds on the third, etc...until I went to 15. WHat are you doing in your workout? Whatever you do don't work through the pain.

veldrak
03-16-2007, 11:34 PM
I generally run early morning, with around 30 minutes skipping. i do more skipping normally then bag work. I only do 6 rounds of bag work a day, normally with 2 rounds of sparring. but i also hit the bag as hard and fast as i can for a minute twice.

Other exercises too. I try to do more skipping, to lessen the strain on my hands. I was thinking of squezzing a tennis ball, would that help?

XionComrade
03-17-2007, 12:02 AM
I haven't a clue :D How many days you train a week?

realheavyhands
03-17-2007, 01:23 AM
Hey guys,

I've been plagued over the last 2 years with hand problems resulting from boxing, everytime i get close to a fight they become injured and i have to pull out, very frustrating after the work.

The pain always comes from punches, and it hurts my thumbs in both my hands, which in turn spreads throughout my whole wrists. And my thumbs become so sore i cant even bunch a fist with them.

After I rest them for a while ice etc and i try spar or whatever again, they always bust, with no warning coming.

I have tried different physios, resting them for months on end, wrapping up my hands differently, punching lighter, trying exercises with them, ive pretty much done everything except operation.

Is there anything out there that coul dhelp strengthen my hands? Call for help here..

Thanks

find the way to punch and make then not hurt build your self to last .. the same thing happened to me and i shadowboxing till i was pain free..

deh707
03-17-2007, 01:24 AM
is it around this area?

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/deh707/thumbpain.jpg

that's where i get pain when using everlast pro training gloves, but i dont get that pain when using ringside imf tech training gloves.

are there certain gloves that cause that pain? or all of the ones you tried?

veldrak
03-17-2007, 02:23 AM
Exactly the spot. Although it may hurt in other places, thats the place it hurts the most and the origin of the pain.

I train 6+ days a week. I have tried both everlast gloves as well as some sma gloves we use here. I cant really afford to get more gloves.

I have tried technique im punching in. Ive rested for 6 months just shadow sparred and then they just busted again I don't know what to do now. Maybe I should post a picture of my hands, they are quite small and out of my proprtion for my build I guess

deh707
03-17-2007, 03:22 AM
you should try every pair of glove you can get your hands on. even the sweaty/dirty worn ones in the gym, just to see which one works for you, so you can buy the same brand/type glove that you tried.

but, new gloves always need break-in time. how many ounces are the gloves you are using?

eazy_mas
03-17-2007, 04:07 AM
i used to have pain in my hand intell i started to squeeze my hand more by using a squeez ball or gripper.

it really made a differance for me espically on the knuckle area

veldrak
03-17-2007, 04:22 PM
Gloves are 12oz the other ones are 10z ive tried both. I weigh around 57kgs (featherweight pro weight i think)

potatoes
03-17-2007, 04:53 PM
Hey guys,

I've been plagued over the last 2 years with hand problems resulting from boxing, everytime i get close to a fight they become injured and i have to pull out, very frustrating after the work.

The pain always comes from punches, and it hurts my thumbs in both my hands, which in turn spreads throughout my whole wrists. And my thumbs become so sore i cant even bunch a fist with them.

After I rest them for a while ice etc and i try spar or whatever again, they always bust, with no warning coming.

I have tried different physios, resting them for months on end, wrapping up my hands differently, punching lighter, trying exercises with them, ive pretty much done everything except operation.

Is there anything out there that coul dhelp strengthen my hands? Call for help here..

Thanks






This is a common problem, and it is largely a function of the trends in modern training. Young guys spend too much time pumping iron and not enough time doing proper boxing training. Fifty years ago boxers did pushups on their fingers, but this has been replaced by the bench press. The tradional belief in boxing is that doing pushups on your fingers and knuckles strengthens the bones. I don't know if this has been proven, but I do know that hand injuries are much more common now than they were in the past.

As to whether your problem is related to your training or whether there is another explanation should be determined by a physcian.

-Antonio-
03-17-2007, 05:25 PM
Joe Calzaghe?

veldrak
03-17-2007, 05:29 PM
I have never touched a weight in my life.... well maybe when i was like 5 trying to pick up my brothers ones, i do push ups every day.... but on my palms not my fingers????

veldrak
03-17-2007, 05:32 PM
All the physicans around here have told me lies... some so called specialist at hospital diagnosed my problem but he didn't even know where it was he said it was ont he other side of the hand or something the liagament he thought it was. I tried exercises everything they told me to do ive rested it for ages none of it work

potatoes
03-18-2007, 12:53 PM
All the physicans around here have told me lies... some so called specialist at hospital diagnosed my problem but he didn't even know where it was he said it was ont he other side of the hand or something the liagament he thought it was. I tried exercises everything they told me to do ive rested it for ages none of it work



Well, there are physicians and then there are physicians. If you can, try to see one who is a specialist in sports medicine. It is sad to say, but some injuries take months or even years to heal. You may have to limit yourself to general fitness training and shadow boxing for 6 months or more.

Hard Chaw
03-18-2007, 05:47 PM
Ive got quite a large build and have small hands for my size. I like to do push-ups on my knuckels and use a powerball aswell. Never really had any problems.

strategem7
02-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Hey guys,

I've been plagued over the last 2 years with hand problems resulting from boxing, everytime i get close to a fight they become injured and i have to pull out, very frustrating after the work.

The pain always comes from punches, and it hurts my thumbs in both my hands, which in turn spreads throughout my whole wrists. And my thumbs become so sore i cant even bunch a fist with them.

After I rest them for a while ice etc and i try spar or whatever again, they always bust, with no warning coming.

I have tried different physios, resting them for months on end, wrapping up my hands differently, punching lighter, trying exercises with them, ive pretty much done everything except operation.

Is there anything out there that coul dhelp strengthen my hands? Call for help here..

Thanks

Hi, Veldrak. I have been pretty serious about boxing, MMA, and traditional MAs for a while now; mainly boxing lately. I even have a series on youtube. Just go into its search engine and type in "tactical boxing series" and you'll see "Todd the Wild Cat Christopher." anyway, in it i talk about how your fist strikes the bag under your glove. Many traditional martial artists say they don't respect boxers because they use gloves that mask their bad knuckle to wrist alignment. But, well trained boxers know that striking the bag squarely with good fist alignment is very important and you need good gloves to make this happen. That is why i found your question and its surrounding discussion, so interesting, i have been investigating and discussing this as well. Please check out my videos and let me know what you think as a boxer in general and also how it applies to your specific issue.