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Sore fingers

  • 26-08-2008 12:19pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 692 ✭✭✭

    I've noticed while doing the breast stroke that after a few lengths my fingers start to hurt. I presume I'm not slicing through the water properly, does anyone have any advice?


  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭Clseeper

    Hurt? I cant think of many reasons why your fingers are hurting? Have you just recently started doing it differently? Did this happen before?

    THe only thing I can think of is your getting cramps in your fingers from overextending them or tensing them too much. Or is it more like a pins & needles feeling?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭KatCookie

    is it every finger or just all of them except your index?
    if its a pins and needles feeling then it could be a lack of blood circulation.. are your neck/shoulders tense? perhaps a massage would help?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 30 DolphinMasters

    When you are doing the Breaststroke, are your fingers open or closed? Most swimmers will close their fingers, so it could be that you are tensing them and causing a spasm after a while. Try changing to a different stroke for a few lengths when it happens - like say backstroke - and let the tension fade and then try the breatstroke again. Or you could try alternating Kick with full stroke sets so your hands don't get tired (use a kick board when doing the Breaststroke kick as its easier).