Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by Milan Polent » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 02:51:06


I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two years
ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the pain
went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year I
started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have no
doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced this
type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went to a
physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and wanted a
pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)

FWIW, I golf with an inherited set of Louisville Classic 50's blades and
woods with stiff shafts; way too unforgiving for a hack like me. I'm
considering buying oversized cavity backs with regular flex graphite shafts
in the hope that it will help my finger pain. Nice excuse, eh?

 
 
 

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by Mike Wils » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 06:23:51

I had that exact same pain, except in my right hand when I first
started golfing (Im also right handed).  Mine was due to the use of an
interlocking grip.  My fingers eventually "got used" to the grip and
stopped hurting while I practiced regularly, but this season when I
picked the clubs up after a long lay off (auto accident) the pain was
back, I switched to an overlapping grip and all is well.
Quote:

> I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two years
> ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the pain
> went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year I
> started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have no
> doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced this
> type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went to a
> physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and wanted a
> pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)


 
 
 

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by \ » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:32:32

You're probably just squeezing the grip too hard with your hands.  I can't
imagine any other reason why you'd have pain in your left pinkie.   Unless
there's another injury you're not telling us about.

Randy


Quote:
> I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two
years
> ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the pain
> went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year I
> started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have no
> doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced
this
> type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went to
a
> physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and wanted
a
> pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)

> FWIW, I golf with an inherited set of Louisville Classic 50's blades and
> woods with stiff shafts; way too unforgiving for a hack like me. I'm
> considering buying oversized cavity backs with regular flex graphite
shafts
> in the hope that it will help my finger pain. Nice excuse, eh?


 
 
 

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by Milan Polent » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:49:58


Quote:
> You're probably just squeezing the grip too hard with your hands.  I can't
> imagine any other reason why you'd have pain in your left pinkie.   Unless
> there's another injury you're not telling us about.

> Randy

No other injury. And I suspect that you may be right about my grip.

Quote:



> > I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two
> years
> > ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the
pain
> > went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year
I
> > started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have
no
> > doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced
> this
> > type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went
to
> a
> > physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and
wanted
> a
> > pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)

> > FWIW, I golf with an inherited set of Louisville Classic 50's blades and
> > woods with stiff shafts; way too unforgiving for a hack like me. I'm
> > considering buying oversized cavity backs with regular flex graphite
> shafts
> > in the hope that it will help my finger pain. Nice excuse, eh?

 
 
 

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by Jalapen » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 18:09:38



Quote:
> I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two years
> ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the pain
> went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year I
> started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have no
> doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced this
> type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went to a
> physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and wanted a
> pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)

> FWIW, I golf with an inherited set of Louisville Classic 50's blades and
> woods with stiff shafts; way too unforgiving for a hack like me. I'm
> considering buying oversized cavity backs with regular flex graphite shafts
> in the hope that it will help my finger pain. Nice excuse, eh?

I had that pain when I first started golf (last fall) and was hitting a
lot of balls at the range. I was using borrowed 35 year old Wilson
clubs. I took some lessons from the local pro and found that I was
hitting the ball off the toe of the club (relatively speaking, as the
"sweet spot was so small on the old clubs) and that was causing the
pain. Bought some new oversized cavity backs and when the pro
straightened out my swing the pain went away.

Hope that helps.

 
 
 

Pain in pinkie and ring finger of left hand

Post by Mike Osbor » Wed, 11 Jun 2003 21:45:37

If you haven't done it yet, you might consider regripping your clubs.
Often times, and old set of clubs has an old set of grips. You might
be subconsciously squeezing too tightly. It is surprising how little
pressure is needed on a new set of grips.
HTH
Mike
Quote:



> > You're probably just squeezing the grip too hard with your hands.  I can't
> > imagine any other reason why you'd have pain in your left pinkie.   Unless
> > there's another injury you're not telling us about.

> > Randy

> No other injury. And I suspect that you may be right about my grip.



> > > I'm right handed with a 25 handicap. I first experienced this pain two
>  years
> > > ago when I started golfing frequently. Over the following winter the
>  pain
> > > went away, and last summer I did not golf and I was pain free. This year
>  I
> > > started golfing frequently again, and the pain has returned. So I have
>  no
> > > doubt that it's associated with my golfing. Has anyone else experienced
>  this
> > > type of pain? If so, any advice? (When the pain first cropped up I went
>  to
>  a
> > > physician, and she insisted that it had nothing to do with golf and
>  wanted
>  a
> > > pile of *** work done. That was my first and last visit to see her.)

> > > FWIW, I golf with an inherited set of Louisville Classic 50's blades and
> > > woods with stiff shafts; way too unforgiving for a hack like me. I'm
> > > considering buying oversized cavity backs with regular flex graphite
>  shafts
> > > in the hope that it will help my finger pain. Nice excuse, eh?