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    tintaj

    Hi all

    I am slowly getting back into climbing after a few years off but although I really haven’t done anything much my fingers have been tweaked a few times. How do I tape them, but more importantly how do I strengthen the tendons to prevent further injury?

    Thanks

    #6704 Reply

    Tom

    Hi tintaj

    This link should give you some clues:

    http://www.rockclimbing.com/Articles/Training_and_Technique/How_to_Tape_Your_Fingers_tambi_n_versi_n_en_Espa_ol__14.html

    Take it slow and you’ll be right.

    Cheers, Tom

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    tintaj

    great! thanks Tom

    #6706 Reply

    Ross

    Things to avoid for figer injury, in order of importance:

    1. Campusing

    2. Crimping

    3. Bouldering

    All of the above will also give you arthritis….the more serious the joints load, the more likely you will get both acute injuries and arthritis. The Rock&Ice mag has some excellent articles, well worth the subscription. Good luck.

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