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  • Finger pain

    Posted by sable on October 15, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Hi I just started taking pole class about a month and a half ago, then I bought a pole so I can practice, and I have had some pain in the top joints of my fingers. I stopped for a few days and I’m trying to strengthen them. Has anyone had this problem? I’m a massage therapist so I think this may have something to do with it of course.

    p1nkpr1ncess replied 14 years, 8 months ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • indian

    October 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Hi, I too have been experiencing finger joint pain, i actually went to my doctor, who sent me for a blood test for Arthiritus.I had wondered if it was the pole but thought i was being stupid.
    Im pleased to hear that im not the only one experiencing this problem and can stop worrying a bout Arthitus and think about just strengthing my fingers.

  • Elexis

    October 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I too have finger pain… only in the middle and ring finger. For me it’s because when I do spins on the pole, those two fingers seem to grip more and they end up twisting a bit. It has gotten better the more I practice. So, no you are not the only one

  • RoxyPink

    October 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Finger pain can be common when first starting to pole! Make sure that when you warm up that you warm your fingers, hands and wrists up too! A lot of people don’t do it..but look how much we use our hands in pole! Don’t forget to stretch them out when you are done too. Your hands will get stronger the longer/more you pole but you can do stengthening exercises for them off of the pole…squeezing a ball or one of those hand exercisers…one of my favorites I call a finger spritz is where you ball your fists up and then act like you are flicking water off of your hands and spread/stretch your hand and fingers out as far as they have to do it with some force though other wise it’s really not going to be beneficial!

    When in doubt if the pain is extreme…see your doc! Never try to "work" through it…something could be wrong

  • Veena

    October 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Its very common, when your new or have stopped and started up again. To strengthen your hands and fingers you can squeeze a tennis ball or raquet ball or get one of these things….This will help your work the top part of the hand.

    There are also products you can buy at most sporting goods stores..Target or Wal mart might have them too….they are smaller than a tennis ball and you use squeeze it, they tend to be a bit softer than a tennis ball.

  • p1nkpr1ncess

    October 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I agree with the ladies above! I have got a stress ball that I used to strengthen my fingers, just a few squeeze here or there seems to help a bit! (Not just when I’m stressed haha!)

    In lesson we also warm up and cool down our fingers so it just shows that it is important

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