View Full Version : Pain in hand when punching heavy bag


hugh grant
10-21-2010, 06:39 PM
Im not sure if youve experienced pain in your hand when punching the heavybag.

But is it a sign youve injured your hand, and should stop? I was windmilling away at the bag the other day and suddenly felt pain in my right hand. I continued to punch the bag being a bit more careful and hit a bit lighter and eventually the pain went away. I was real tired and wasnt punching the bag as hard as well, so maybe that is a reason the pain went.

But what im saying is it OK to punch through the pain sometimes and i wont be doing harm will i? I did hurt my hand hitting a fairground how hard can you punch machine about 10 years ago so my right hand is still a bit dodgy from all those years back i suppose.

Holtol
10-21-2010, 06:47 PM
You might want to try Dit da Jow on your hands. I used the heavy bag often but did not train in boxing. I trained in Karate,Iron Palm, and Judo.

hugh grant
10-21-2010, 06:50 PM
Never thought of applying an ointment to my hands before. Not too sure about that really. Bit stinky i fear.

Holtol
10-21-2010, 07:00 PM
Never thought of applying an ointment to my hands before. Not too sure about that really. Bit stinky i fear.

Maybe just rest will be enough then. If not you might want to try ointment, does not stink that bad.

Spartacus Sully
10-21-2010, 11:45 PM
Im not sure if youve experienced pain in your hand when punching the heavybag.

But is it a sign youve injured your hand, and should stop? I was windmilling away at the bag the other day and suddenly felt pain in my right hand. I continued to punch the bag being a bit more careful and hit a bit lighter and eventually the pain went away. I was real tired and wasnt punching the bag as hard as well, so maybe that is a reason the pain went.

But what im saying is it OK to punch through the pain sometimes and i wont be doing harm will i? I did hurt my hand hitting a fairground how hard can you punch machine about 10 years ago so my right hand is still a bit dodgy from all those years back i suppose.


hand or wrist? really i wouldnt recommend continuing in either case but with a hurt wrist i really really wouldnt reccomend continuing. some times ill roll my wrist on the bag i find that if i just stop hitting the bag and shadow box instead after ive hurt my wrist my wrist is usually fine by the next day but though before i started stopping id just continue and punch through the pain which usually resulted in a week off from the bag if not more.

just stop hitting the bag and do something else if you hurt your arm.

Equilibrium
10-22-2010, 12:05 AM
I injured my right wrist on the bag like 2 years ago, i kept trying to train even though it was painfull when i connected hard.

Went to my sports doctor and he told me to not hit the bag for 4 to 6 months. I stopped for 6 months and it did the trick. I was hard cause i really enjoy hitting the bag but i focused on other training methods.

I really suggest giving it time to heal cause if you keep hitting the bag with it, it won't go away and it might even get worst.

nickywilliam
10-22-2010, 01:24 AM
Wow now i know regarding in this i am doing this sports and I'm so thankful to have this idea.I love the pain when i punch,it hesitate to and challenge to bring my opponents down.

nickywilliam
10-22-2010, 02:38 AM
Wow now i know regarding in this i am doing this sports and I'm so thankful to have this idea.I love the pain when i punch,it hesitate to and challenge to bring my opponents down.

boxingsmash69
10-22-2010, 05:39 AM
What handwraps and gloves are you using?

mrboxer
10-22-2010, 11:08 AM
Im not sure if youve experienced pain in your hand when punching the heavybag.

But is it a sign youve injured your hand, and should stop? I was windmilling away at the bag the other day and suddenly felt pain in my right hand. I continued to punch the bag being a bit more careful and hit a bit lighter and eventually the pain went away. I was real tired and wasnt punching the bag as hard as well, so maybe that is a reason the pain went.

But what im saying is it OK to punch through the pain sometimes and i wont be doing harm will i? I did hurt my hand hitting a fairground how hard can you punch machine about 10 years ago so my right hand is still a bit dodgy from all those years back i suppose.you should tape your hands properly and have proper fitting gloves also do not swing with wild haymakers you will indeed hurt your hand,how are your wrist?i suggest you start from scratch and work combos while shadow boxing for a couple of weeks then you will be ready to hit the bag:boxing:

Juof
10-22-2010, 12:55 PM
i wrapped my hands tight one time and threw a straight right and it ruined my hand for 2 weeks dont wrap your hands too tight it might injure them its happend to me twice in 2 years

BG_Knocc_Out
10-22-2010, 02:43 PM
If it's the ball like thingy (great description, right?) on your wrist, you're fine. If that's the case, everyone goes through that.

hugh grant
10-22-2010, 08:25 PM
i wrapped my hands tight one time and threw a straight right and it ruined my hand for 2 weeks dont wrap your hands too tight it might injure them its happend to me twice in 2 years

This could be the reason. I wrapped my right hand too tight and when i threw the straight rights it hurt my hand.

What handwraps and gloves are you using?

Lonsdale hand wraps ie lonsdale hand bandages 90, and im using Lonsdale bag mitts.

hand or wrist? really i wouldnt recommend continuing in either case but with a hurt wrist i really really wouldnt reccomend continuing. some times ill roll my wrist on the bag i find that if i just stop hitting the bag and shadow box instead after ive hurt my wrist my wrist is usually fine by the next day but though before i started stopping id just continue and punch through the pain which usually resulted in a week off from the bag if not more.

just stop hitting the bag and do something else if you hurt your arm.

At the time it was my hand hurting. This was about 5 days ago now, and i havent hit the heavy bag since. I only usually go to the gym about once a week, or sometimes once every two weeks. So my hand will have time to recover. I am just praying it wont hurt when i go to the gym again in about a weeks time.
I'll probably have arthritis when im old though.

boxingsmash69
10-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Bag mitts? Are you talking about those little gloves that look like mittens?

Those are not recommended for heavybag usage. They are ok for punch mitts/speed bag/reflex bag/double end bag.

You should use Super Bag gloves or Training gloves, 12oz-18oz.

And definitely use 180 inch mexican style handwraps.

As for me, I use 18oz Ringside IMF Tech Training gloves, Ringside 180inch mexican style wraps, and I also add a few wraps around my inner wrist and outer wrist areas with the 2 inch wide athletic/adhesive tape.

I've never had a hand problem since.

http://www.ringside.com/Ringside/products/1216/

http://www.ringside.com/Ringside/products/1227/

http://www.ringside.com/Ringside-Mexican-Style-Handwraps/productinfo/MHW/

http://www.ringside.com/Tape-Gauze/products/1090/

boxing4fitness
10-23-2010, 02:03 AM
maybe you hurt your hand while punching the bag. when you hit the bag, you should time your punch. i mean timing your punches while the bag is moving towards you. dont over extend you elbow when you punch. try to land your punch while your elbow is not yet full stretch. it will help. if it hurts and you can't take the pain, that means your body is telling you to stop and also it's better not to push it. you can do some exercises than hitting the bags. like jump rope or jogging or do some body weight exercises as long as it doesn't hurt your hand. check my site boxing-4-fitness.com maybe i can help.

hugh grant
10-23-2010, 06:40 PM
^^^^
Thanks for all the replies. Its touching that people care for my little hands, im emotional.

Yep, pain is telling me something. Ive got to take it easy and i will. I will shadow box and just think about people throwing bad intentions punches at me and duck and dodge those imaginary punches at me for the time being.

DJ Equipment
10-25-2010, 06:58 AM
that always happen .....