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Broken Index Finger - Question

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:22 pm
by ellerbus
I recently broke my index finger and was wondering how many of you have worked out with a broken finger ... specifically the tendon that connects to the distal phalanges still has a little chunk of bone stuck to it. I was going to continue working out with just Squats, Hypers, and Situps (Mon, Wed, Fri style). Since it seems most everything else requires a grip of some sort (I don't see getting much of a grip w/o an index finger). The doctor didn't put any limits on me, other than wearing a splint 24/7 for 6 weeks, and even encouraged me to continue typing like normal (I program for a living).

Ultimately I was wondering how many of you have been in the same situation, and what did you stay away from and what did you continue?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:55 pm
by hoosegow
I have no advice for an index finger, but I recently screwed up my right thumb pretty bad. I have minimal grip with my right hand, though it is getting better. I just used a strap to help me and didn't have any problems. As for bench and overhead press, I use a suicide grip most of the time. I don't think you will have much of a problem with that, either, though you might not want to go super heavy. About the only thing I can't really do is deadlift (admittedly it is an excuse not to deadlift). Try it and I think you will see that you won't have much of a problem.

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:45 pm
by ApolytonGP
I broke the bony attachment for the thumb tendon in college. It has always been weak since. think that I should have taken it easier on it and tried to get a better healing. that said...finger is simpler.