Hand injury due to straps in first RS outing... rats...

Hand injury due to straps in first RS outing... rats...

Post by Jeff.. » Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:27:18


I went skate-RSing for a half hour for the first time this season a
couple days ago. Carbon poles. Swix cork grips and SR2001 straps.

It's been hard for me to pick things up ever since---I feel a strain in
and between the first and second first-knuckles (where fingers leave
hand).

I was kind of energetic. It was great to get out there!

I notice that I fairly often get hand/joint/tendon strains from skiing.
Is it inevitable with all that hammering on the hands in straps? Do
folks just try different set-ups til they find one that works? Are some
set-ups known to be great on hands?

--JP

 
 
 

Hand injury due to straps in first RS outing... rats...

Post by Bjorn A. Payne Dia » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 22:45:43

Quote:

> I notice that I fairly often get hand/joint/tendon strains from skiing.
> Is it inevitable with all that hammering on the hands in straps? Do
> folks just try different set-ups til they find one that works? Are some
> set-ups known to be great on hands?

> --JP

I have hand problems too. Try*** onto the pole tighter so the hand
doesn't fold over itself. Also, I think the tendons/ligaments will get
used to poling if you don't overdo it when you start out.

Jay

 
 
 

Hand injury due to straps in first RS outing... rats...

Post by jay_tege.. » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 08:21:50


Quote:

> > I notice that I fairly often get hand/joint/tendon strains from skiing.
> > Is it inevitable with all that hammering on the hands in straps? Do
> > folks just try different set-ups til they find one that works? Are some
> > set-ups known to be great on hands?

> > --JP

> I have hand problems too. Try*** onto the pole tighter so the hand
> doesn't fold over itself. Also, I think the tendons/ligaments will get
> used to poling if you don't overdo it when you start out.

> Jay

Do what I do... Don't rollerski that much...

J Tegeder
"On the podium if the right people don't show up!" JT

 
 
 

Hand injury due to straps in first RS outing... rats...

Post by ro.. » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 09:08:24

Maybe some hand stretches will help: 1) Bend hand back with other and
hold; 2) Bend hand back by pulling thumb back with opposite thumb;
3) Bend affected fingers back one by one using opposite thumb in the
crook of the finger.

RM

Quote:

>I went skate-RSing for a half hour for the first time this season a
>couple days ago. Carbon poles. Swix cork grips and SR2001 straps.

>It's been hard for me to pick things up ever since---I feel a strain in
>and between the first and second first-knuckles (where fingers leave
>hand).

>I was kind of energetic. It was great to get out there!

>I notice that I fairly often get hand/joint/tendon strains from skiing.
>Is it inevitable with all that hammering on the hands in straps? Do
>folks just try different set-ups til they find one that works? Are some
>set-ups known to be great on hands?

>--JP