Tuesday, July 03, 2012
If you have ever had a trigger finger you know that when the protective tissue surrounding a tendon becomes inflamed, gripping an object can be very painful. OUCH! In my last session, gripping an Olympic bar weighing 260 lbs. apparently aggravated that tissue making it very painful.
The pain in my left ring finger was enough to delay the 2nd phase of my power lifting sessions until it heals. Attempting to open a refrigerator door proved to be too aggravating.
I searched the net for remedies and it appears that Ibuprofen seems to afford some relief. For the time being I’ll just give the hand a rest and work with other routines with less weight. I’ll also be looking into weight lifting wrist hooks; perhaps that troublesome tendon can be circumvented – LOL. We will see. God bless, stay healthy. Earl