Pains After Hitting a Punching Bag
Finger and Hand Pain
Punching a heavy bag means putting the entire force of your body behind a strike delivered through the small bones of your hands and fingers. With proper technique, your hands will land in a way that can han adidas outlet dle this pressure. Without, you hit the bag at an angle that’s dangerous to these bones so dangerous that a particular kind of hand fr adidas outlet acture is called a “boxer’s break.” If you feel sharp pain in the bones of your hand, stop punching immediately and check with your trainer or doctor. You can help prevent adidas outlet these injuries by wearing hand wraps.
Much like with your wrists, you can cause pain and injury in the larger joints of your arm if you punch with poor form. Looping, loose punches with your hand adidas outlet away from your center put the impact of your punch in your elbows and shoulders, rather than “riding the wave” to the large muscles of your core. This risks muscle strains and repetitive stress injuries. You can treat minor pain with ice and ibuprofin, but should check with the doctor for chronic discomfort or pain that restricts your ability to move.