what do you guys do for knuckle pain

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  1. ATJlucko2

    ATJlucko2 Banned Banned

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    i've been boxing for two months now, i put the handrwaps and boxing gloves but everytime i hit the bags my knuckes get swollen in pain. why do you guys do to get stronger knuckles. my knuckles still hurt after two months of boxing. what do you guys do? any suggestions?
     
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  2. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    If they're swelling up you might have a serious issue..but i would say ice
     
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    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    I wrap my knuckles and wrists VERY well so I usually dont get alot of knuckle pain..I would honestly look at your wrapping job as the culprit
     
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    ATJlucko2 Banned Banned

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    i put ice and after week when the pain goes away i start boxing again and then boom, the pain comes right up. mu knuckes have lost the shape ever since i;ve been hitting the heavy bag, one knucle is lower than the other, it's all messed up. the pain keeps getting worse and worse, it's all the heavy bag
     
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  5. TapSD

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    ok..your DEFINITLY wrapping wrong it sounds like...id wait for the pain to completly go away and then ask an instructor how to wrap properly..i suggest mexican wraps at least 6 times around the wrist and 6 -8 times around the knuckles..and what size gloves?
     
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    size 14 ounces. yes i think it is the gloves.
     
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  7. TapSD

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    14 sounds OK...i honestly think its the wrapping...I do about 30 minutes of bag work and 30 minutes of focus mitt/Thai pad work and rarely have knuckle pain
     
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    ok man, thanx for the advice and for the time for responding to me, i'll try to wrap my hands correctrly if i can, thanx again man.
     
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  9. TapSD

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    no prob..you dont wanna break one of those little bones in your hand..you may not know about it then it will heal wrong and calcify
     
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  10. Morgano

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    I use gloves under my boxing gloves that have a lot of knuckle padding, they have the same function as handwraps i like them better personally. I still experience same pain in my hand below the knuckles once in a while
     
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    SteveX Nobody F*cks Wit Da Jesus

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    yeah, defiently make sure you are wrapping your hands up the right way. I wouldn't worry about your knuckles getting bigger though. The two knuckles closest to the thumb will get bigger than the ring and pinky knuckles because those are the two you hit with.

    I do knuckle pushups and that has seemed to help my knuckles. Don't do them unless your knuckles are 100% though cause you don't want to mess your hands up. If the problem doesn't go away even after you wrap your hands right, or if you were wrapping them right in the first place, then I would go see a doctor.
     
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    ATJlucko2 Banned Banned

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    gotcha, and yes it is the wraps, i'm not wrapping them correctly and i asked my instructor, he told me i'm using cheap 4 $ wraps short ones. i want to use the long ones though. i'll definitely start using the long ones.
     
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    What size are your hands, cause I use 2 of those cheap/short wraps on each hand which works perfectly fine :D
     
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    i guess my hands are big.
     
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    bdweezil6998 Blue Belt

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    I get the long ones for about $4. I don't see what's so cheap about them...180 inches, right?

    Here's a bit of advice...not. I was just flipping through one of my friends Karate books that he has and the guy recommends soaking your hands in salt water when the knuckles get cut because that's what they did 300 years ago in Japan. Kind of a funny book if you know better than to take it serious. The author's built like his McDojo is next to a McDonald's.
     
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    first i'd like to say lol @ the pain and anguish of the thread starter

    if the pain is deep in your hand you aren't wrapping your hand right as you now know. you want your hand to be a solid mass not a paper mache' fist.
     
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    Buy 180 inch also you can buy a padding for your knuckles that you can wrap into your wrap. Your gloves are probably cheap. If there only 14 oz and I know like title has thin padding for the knuckles. Also u don't always have to kill the bag certain days just work on technique and give your hands a break, don't kill the bag work on speed with 60% power. (You want longevity in the sport.)
     
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    Also I have a little variation in my wrapping, I use basically the same formula however if my wrist is giving me problems then I will wrap it with more concern with the wrist. If my fist is sore then I wrap in subsequently to fit that need.
     
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    To the salt water post:
    The theory behind hand hardening was deveeloped from breaking (ie bareknuckle board breaking) and usualy involves three steps that each have a very specific purpose.
    The first in impact, to build your joints and bone structure, this is what you are doing everytime you hit the heavy bag, and why after time what once was a strenous session on your hands now leaves them unmarked.
    The second is skin thickness/toughness, which is where the salt comes in. Drying out your outer layers creates thicker skin as the inner layers build back up, same effect as someone who has "leathery" skin from sun burns.
    The third is nerves, which is where the hot water comes in, this normaly involves soaking your hands for set periops of time in the hottest water you can handle. Your body will actualy send messages of pain to your mind from heat far before any damage is done as a warning (which is why if you leave them and do not move them, the pain will go away). By raising the pain level/removing the early pain warning, you will be able to push your hands much harder without the constant dull ache.

    Here is another hand related question, I fractured a knuckle some time ago, but did not realize it until months afterwards. It does not stop me from hitting the bag, but if I am going with just wraps it is a distraction. Any advice on what to do? I would hate for it to start to interfere. I have already been told to watch it carefully, and the idea of icing it before comp. has crossed my mind.
     
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  20. DaDam

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    It might sound crazy but check your punching bag for "hard" spots. I bought a everlast bag about a year ago and it had spots inside that were as hard as concrete.
     
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