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Hand Pain

Published: 12 Jan 2007 - 06:02 by kevinstress

Updated: 09 Oct 2018 - 20:04

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I have returned to squash after a 15 year break. I have been playing a lot over the past month. During play, I am experiencing pain on the top of my raquet hand while striking the ball. I am using a cheap beginner raquet. Any suggestions.

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From rippa rit - 09 Oct 2018 - 20:04

If you put in a search, notice top left hand corner, it is most likely you will find what others have said about your topics. 

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From jameswong12 - 01 Oct 2018 - 03:01

Newbie here. I'm not talking about the squash racket, but I want to talk about the badminton racket, I guess maybe it is the same situation. So I must say, it might relate to a grip, if  you are using a good racket grip, it might be more comfortable.

I say this because I had the same situation before while playing the cheap badmintion racket with also the cheap grip.


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From vanleeuwen - 26 May 2013 - 10:09

 Honestly if you guys are experiencing hand pain, I can gaurentee your not gripping the racquet properly seeing a qualified doctor is fine but it once fix the main issue.  You should never have this injury in the first place.   Probably the way your holding the racquet....  You may not have the grip on your racquet put on correctly either.  It should be wrapped loose so you can squeeze it.   Honestly, your going to have to re learn how to play again from scratch.

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From vanleeuwen - 23 May 2013 - 04:22

 It's a tear stop playing for a month or two.    Also your thumb is probably gripped to high up the racquet.   The force from the swing is supposed to go through your palm not yoyr thumb.    This is why you've injured yourself.   

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From miguelrionda - 16 Feb 2012 - 01:43

Last month I played for 4 days in a row, 2 hours at a time. On the last day in the last game (doesn't it always happen like that) I played a defensive backhand shot off the back wall that injured my hand. Maybe I hit the glass wall too hard and was gripping the racquet too tight at the time. Immediately pain developed in my hand. I could barely grip the racquet after that. Some strength has returned to my hand, but it's still not 100%.

Thanks, ripparit for the link on the hand and wrist exercises. I'm going to do those religiously in hopes of a full recovery.

North Miami, FL

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From rippa rit - 17 Jan 2007 - 17:57

Kevin - sounds like it is a job for your General Practitioner to assess.  This link might give some ideas about hand pain.

Good luck -  it seems you are probably aggravating it with playing so much too.
Let's know what the GP says.

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From adam_pberes - 17 Jan 2007 - 14:13

I Seem to have a problem with my hand aswell when playing some shots.

specifically, It is a hard, deep backhand crosscourt, I do not actually experience any pain, I just get A quick shot a pins and needles, so I'm thinking That i'm Pinching a nerve or something(like when someone hits your'funny bone' and you get pins and needles in your arm/hand.Its not the racket for me either as Always happened(occasionally)   : S.   


If anyone has deduced some type of possible answer, Give me and kev a reason of why it is happening.

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From rippa rit - 12 Jan 2007 - 06:59

Kevin - well it is a bit hard to help you not seeing your hand.  ICE is a good idea applied immediately after play, and if there is any aching or soreness at other times.
When you observe the hand it is:
  • Sore to touch
  • Swollen
  • Does it only hurt when you grip the racket tightly.
  • Is it the jarring on impact with the ball
  • Check how you are gripping the racket.
  • Is your grip controlled when hitting the ball.
  • Does it hurt on both backhand and forehand shots.
It could be the fact that you have not played for so long and now, with the constant play,. is becoming an RSI type soreness.
Also, borrow another racket, of good repute I mean, and try that out for a match to see if you can isolate the problem. 
If it is sore I suggest you give it a spell. 
Physio would be good, but it will only occur again unless you find out what is causing the problem.
Keep us informed.

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