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Hand Problems

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chango2, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I have what I hope is a temporary problem. My right and trigger hand seems weak and I often face cramping during the day and an inability to exert a "reasonable grip" or maintain control of the middle two fingers.

    I believe this is from an injury during rehab. for a shoulder repair. (Overuse while asked to work some physio putty.) Getting back to shooting, I find that this weakness tends to make me "short shoot" things all to often. I use a release.

    Anybody else "been there, done that" and fixed the problem via simple exercise, etc.? I do know that such is common with offroad motorcyclists..and taking quinine tablets is one work around, but I'd rather address problem, initially, without resorting to "better living through chemistry"...

    (Ahab, if you read this, I'm heads up for your humor and need a laugh!!)
     
  2. JIM SIMS

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    I also struggle with Hand problems,due to a
    quadruple fracture of my right wrist many years ago in my "COWBOY" DAYS,
    and pulling wrenches for a living.
    I have found 3 things that give me varying amounts of relief.
    I know you stated that you'd rather not due it chemically,but,
    Schiff Move Free Advanced-glucosimine/condroitin
    Tylenol arthritis formula
    & lots of use ,the more I use it the more flexible it is.
    Lots of hot water,work it in a basin of hot water.
    Good Luck
    Shoot Well
    Jim Sims
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    You might have some stenosis in a cervical vertibrae.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  4. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    LOL!

    I didn't know that you called your appendage "Putty"!
     
  5. Aulovel5

    Aulovel5 TS Member

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    I used one of these a while ago they work amazing.
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Good one Ahab......LOL

    I was waiting to see how creative you would be.
     
  7. Chango2

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    Ahab, two err thumbs up for that one!!

    I'd forgotton about glucosamine. I'm not opposed to taking medications per se, I am simply lazy and that is one more thing to do on a schedule during the day!!!

    I have had treatments with ultra sound underwater for the area; that gives quick relief, but the relief is not long lasting. I'll try the glucosamine..
     
  8. mad_dawg

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    search Tendon glide exercises...try the least invasive things first. Building palm swell up helped my grip relax and fingers work better.
     
  9. dougp

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    Emu oil if you can get it look it up on the internet, I have used it for bad fingers that I broke with arthritis etc that set in , reliefs the pain , and really works , helps my flexibility
     
  10. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend you see a hand specialist. They may refer you for physical therapy and correct the problem. Also, they may find that it is only correctable with surgery and all of these other things are a waste of time. Knowledge is power.

    Charlie
     
  11. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Had a cortisone injection in my right hand in the trigger finger area a couple weeks ago. That did the trick...

    Good luck,

    Jon Reitz
     
  12. oleolliedawg

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    Hand cramps are pretty common and seem to come and go. This condition is exacerbated by fast releases or a grip that stretches the trigger finger excessively on the set. You'll notice they tend to occur toward the end of the round and may disappear between traps only to start up again. If you have the ability to move the trigger back a bit on your gun it may be enough to fix the problem. Make sure your release isn't so fast you're holding it too tight.

    Been there-done that!!
     
  13. Kevin Fleming

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    Don't overlook electrolytes and good hydration. Also, I have hand and arm pain from vertebrae problems. Might want to see a therapist as it might be in your neck.

    Good luck

    K
     
  14. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    It also has quite a bit to do with your date of birth!
     
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