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"Preventing Hand Injuries in Climbers: A Guide to Strong and Safe Hands"

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Climbing and #bouldering are exciting and challenging sports, but it also puts a lot of stress on the hands. Hand injuries are common among climbers and can range from small cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries such as tendonitis, fractures, and dislocations. The repetitive gripping, pulling, and twisting motions involved in climbing can cause overuse injuries and increase the risk of hand injury.


To minimize the risk of hand injury, climbers should incorporate hand and wrist strengthening exercises into their training routine. A study published in the Journal of Hand Therapy found that hand and wrist strengthening exercises reduced the risk of hand injury in climbers by up to 50%. Another study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that hand and wrist strength training reduced the risk of climbing-related hand injuries by up to 75%.


Incorporating proper warm-up and cool-down routines, as well as taking breaks and rotating

activities, can also help to reduce the risk of hand injury in climbers. A study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that incorporating a proper warm-up routine reduced the risk of hand injury in climbers by up to 60%.


In conclusion, hand injuries are a common occurrence among climbers, but they can be prevented with proper training and injury prevention strategies. Incorporating hand and wrist strengthening exercises, proper warm-up and cool-down routines, and taking breaks and rotating activities can help to reduce the risk of hand injury and keep climbers climbing for years to come.


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