Callus avulsion: tape and keep swinging?

offwidth

Level 9 Valued Member
Tape in that spot is unlikely to be effective.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking time off and / or exploring other training modalities.

But as you now know... an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

White Flower (available from Chinese pharmacies) can quicken the healing. (Though it might sting a bit, and there are label warnings against this use)
 

JamesPTA

Level 5 Valued Member
I had an non-training injury right before I met Simple thanks to my wedding ring that ripped off/dug into the callus. I had to change to the hook grip, only the fingers around the handle.

Part of me believes this aided me into actually achieving Simple.
 

Shawn Crespi

Level 1 Valued Member
Why dont you do 2 hand swings for a few days?
I actually got it from doing 2-handed swings. Im still in the process of transitioning to one handed swings.It’s healed quite a bit already. Should be back to it in a couple of days!
 

MarkSch

Level 6 Valued Member
@Shawn Crespi

Yuck: I get rips like that on a semi-regular basis. I find that tape all the way around the hand, kind of like a fighter would do for their knuckles, works best.

One other thing I've found helpful is a pumice or heel callus filer in the shower, every day. It helps that my heels get ridiculous calluses too. Just 'sand down" your palm calluses a little bit at the end of the shower, when they are a little softer. I like a little bit for protection, but you don;t want them too thick , or peaking up : that's how they rip.

Good luck!
 

Oscar

Level 6 Valued Member
I actually got it from doing 2-handed swings. Im still in the process of transitioning to one handed swings.It’s healed quite a bit already. Should be back to it in a couple of days!
There is a recommendation by Pavel to use gardener gloves upside down. Have you tried this?
 

Shawn Crespi

Level 1 Valued Member
There is a recommendation by Pavel to use gardener gloves upside down. Have you tried this?
No, it hasn’t been enough of a problem to try that. If regular callus maintenance and using the hook grip more doesn’t work, I’ll give it a shot.

Thanks for all the great advice everyone!
 

Shawn Crespi

Level 1 Valued Member
@Shawn Crespi
Have you seen the post below? I talk about a number of factors that can reduce the stress on the skin and the chance of hand tears, including some subtle technique issues that can make a big difference:
Tearing skin during swings
Yes, just did! Thanks! Sounds like a subtle art learned over years of practice.

Decided to tape using the method above, so I could workout today.
 

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Molson

Level 4 Valued Member
@Anna C had great recommendations on hand care somewhere on this forum. Obviously for avoiding torn calluses rather than fixing them.

The daily use of sanding paper is my favorite. Much better than pumice. It takes time both to harden your hands as well as to master hand are just as much as it takes mastering the swing technique.
 

Anna C

Level 9 Valued Member
Elite Certified Instructor
@Anna C had great recommendations on hand care somewhere on this forum. Obviously for avoiding torn calluses rather than fixing them.
My tips are 1) pumice stone in shower (I like Mr. Pumice brand), 2) 120 grit sanding disk dry to sand calluses down to smooth once or twice a week, and 3) Gold Bond hand healing cream a few times a week, especially after anything that stresses the skin.

All that comes after attending to trip techniques that don't aggravate the situation.
 

Steve Freides

Staff
Senior Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
When trying to improve at the fingerhook technique for swings or snatches, using a lighter weight is recommended. There's a 'fear factor' in switching to the fingerhook grip - better to go lighter and learn to trust the new technique.

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