Hurt my hand before the fight

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  1. Paskamies

    Paskamies Bash the bashers

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    First of all, I'm not sure if this is the right forum for my question. I'm sorry if it isn't.

    Anyway, I hurt my hand yesterday (Monday) in sparring. We were training with MMA gloves that have more padding (used in amateur competitions here in Finland). I threw a left hook and it landed somehow badly to my sparring partner's side of the head. I felt immediate pain in the back of my hand but I still could continue training (it didn't feel too bad).

    The thing is, the back of my hand doesn't feel any better today (Tuesday). I can move all my fingers but can't take a decent grip of anything and the hand feels weak. There isn't any notable swelling in my hand. Otherwise there wouldn't be any problem but I'm set to have my amateur MMA debut on Saturday. If the hand doesn't feel better by tomorrow (Wednesday) I'll go to see a doctor.

    What do you guys think about my situation? Does the "injury" sound like it will be ok by Saturday or should I be worried? I really wouldn't like to drop the fight.

    Thanks.

    Ps. I made this thread because I'm sure this is pretty common "injury". I don't believe anything is broken or anything serious like that. I'd just like to know what are your experiences on things like this.
     
  2. ssssmashing

    ssssmashing Purple Belt

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    Certain soft tissue injuries can be harder to heal than breaks. I would not go to Sherdog for medical advice, I would go to a doctor.

    None of us know what kind of pain you are dealing with so its difficult to speculate on what you should do. I, for one, would not get in the ring knowing I was missing one of my primary weapons.
     
  3. Paskamies

    Paskamies Bash the bashers

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    Thanks for your answer. I'll definitely go to see doctor tomorrow morning. At first I thought this isn't a big deal but as my hand doesn't feel to get any better I'm getting nervous.

    I think my thread is in a wrong forum and kind of stupid anyway.. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Boxer123

    Boxer123 Guest

    I hurt my hand on a weird rear hand uppercut like 10 monts ago atleast and it still hasn't healed and is constantly puffy, my hand is noticeable larger than the other one now in my palm because of it so I think I seriously fucked something up, however it doesnt hurt anymore its just bigger and always kind of swollen... come to think of it I should really check that out lol, hell I fought 2.5 weeks ago (won) and its fine so oh well. My advice is get it checked and I think tell myself that too. Peace.
     
  5. Stand-Up!

    Stand-Up! Yellow Belt

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    If you broke your hand coresponding with your first 2 knuckles, don't fight. It's a lost cause. Now if your hand is hurting down the pinky/ring finger line, you should be able to fight. Grappling or striking shouldn't kill you.

    Don't fight if you can't do what it takes to win.
     
  6. ADI_DAS

    ADI_DAS Banned Banned

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    Go to the doctor get an Xray...Alot of small bones in the hand man you could of broken something.

    If its not broken then you make the dec if you want to fight or not. Your hand wont hurt in the fight.
     
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    Rush_18 Blue Belt

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    depends how bad you want to fight, if it was me id just make sure it got taped good and fight
     
  8. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    Weakness is a sign of an potentially serious injury. Get it checked out.
     
  9. Paskamies

    Paskamies Bash the bashers

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    Thanks for your help guys. I'll go to doctor tomorrow morning.
     
  10. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Let us know what the doctor said.
     
  11. oyesabrosura

    oyesabrosura Blue Belt

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    Check it out with a doctor, if you don't have insurance and still want to fight... make sure you wrap your hands real good...extra cushion and make it a little tighter then usual should help out....rest your hand for 2 days before the fight.

    did you have your hand wraps on in the first place? A lot of guys get they're hands hurt and need to put on extra wraps even gauze to cushion the knuckles and wrap the handwraps around it. Especially guys who hit hard or guys who hit hard but have delicate hands. Wrap up your hands real good everytime whether hitting the bag, pads and especially sparring.... punching someones elbow fucks you up sometimes...
     
  12. Paskamies

    Paskamies Bash the bashers

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    I went to see a doctor but had to go to the nurse first. She examined my hand somehow and asked some questions. She said the hand isn't broken but the impact has most likely damaged some muscles on the hand. She thought there is no reason for doctor or x-ray.

    My hand feels a little better now. I think I will try to hit mitts today or maybe tomorrow to see what happens. I really hope I'll be able to fight.

    No I didn't and that was pure stupidity. This was a learning experience for me and from this on I will use wraps or tape. I'll definitely wrap my hand well if I will fight. And yes, I have an insurance for combat sports.
     

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