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having problems with my left thumb...

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by DI99, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. DI99 Brown Belt

    May 20, 2008
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    I've been doing boxing for a little over a year and I recently started muay thai, I'm about 2 months in. Lately I've been having problems with my left thumb.. It seems after a while of hitting focus pads I get some pain in it and it gets hard to hit with my left hand without feeling the pain in my thumb.
    At first I thought it might have just been a couple of hooks that I threw wrong and stubbed my thumb a bit, but I find every day even after throwing a few jabs now it starts to hurt..

    I'm really not sure what the problem could be, my instructor says my technique has been fine, and I even wrap my wrist/thumb a few extra times to prevent this problem but it doesn't seem to help. Anybody have a similar problem or suggestions/opinions to what could be causing this?
  2. iiHenrii Yellow Belt

    May 13, 2010
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    Orlando, Fl

    ice it, give it a rest and watch your hooks.
    my left thumb hurts right now (bc of my left hooks)to and my instructor suggested that i change my technique a lil(turn my fist 90degrees) but that just doest work for me :icon_neut

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