Squeeze My Hand – The Gym Fall That Almost Cost an Arm

  I smiled as the familiar scent of chalk and climbing rubber greeted me. After ...

Gear Review: WristWidget

MSRP: $29 Buy here.   Effective, convenient and …. velcro? The WristWidget is a ...

Using Data to Combat Injury

You’re a novice who’s caught the bug. It is such a great sport and ...

Gold Standards, Chopsticks and Individuality

  Behind every great climber, there’s a great physio. Klaus Isele, physiotherapist and Master ...

That Aching Elbow!

  An undercling move you tried again and again and again. A deep ache ...

Wrenched Ankle

Q: About a month ago I fell while climbing and tore ligaments in my ...

Wrist Pain

Q: I have had nagging wrist pain for two years. I bouldered for eight ...

Sun Deficiency

Q: Does climbing indoors or in the shade make us susceptible to osteomalacia due ...

Carpal Tunnel

Q: I feel pins and needles in my first three fingers. I think I ...

Dodgy Elbows

Q: I have a big climbing trip coming up in two months, and I ...

Tips for Climbing While Rehabbing Your Crappy Elbow

1. Crimp less, open-hand more. Crimping loads the wrist flexors more than any other ...

Volar Plate Strain

Q: I was bouldering, reaching high, thumb down, in an offset crack with the ...

Living with a Bum Neck

Q: I was belaying when my partner fell 25 feet and landed on my ...

Shoulder Pops

Q: I have had shoulder problems since I was 16. Yesterday, my shoulder popped ...

Finger Injury: Fusion or Amputation

Q: I subscribe to Rock and Ice since you have access to medical professionals ...

Cramp Voodoo

Google knows you have cramps. If Google knows, everyone who wants to sell you ...

Finger Injury or Dupuytren’s?

Although the palm is extremely complex, with many intrinsic muscles and tendons, climbing injuries ...

Finger Injuries on a Hangboard

Q: I was hanging on a fingerboard with my index and ring fingers of ...

Finger Numbness

Q: I am without feeling in either of my little fingers and part of ...

Not Bursitis

Q: My elbow hurts when I lean on it, but outside of that it ...

A Pain in the Knee

Q: I recently had knee surgery to remove a half-dozen pieces of cartilage, each ...

How to Keep Your Joints Young

Organ and joint repair/ replacement is at the front line of pushing life expectancy. ...

Inevitable Arthritis

Q: I’m 40 and have osteoarthritis in my fingers. I have the classic symptoms ...

Stretchy Sports Tape

Q: How do you feel about that stretchy sports tape? I’ve been using it ...

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