okay basically, ages ago i punched a wall...in anger...wasnt the smartest thing but w/e i have anger issues. Anyway i broke my metricartle(sp?) and my hand swole up, i couldnt open it fully or tighten it into a fist because of the pain and had to have a cast. Since then ive hurt it twice, mostly from messing around with friends. But this time it hurts quite badly from punching a guy in the shoulder blade, at a weird angle...its swollen, i can stretch it and make a fist so its nowhere near as bad as the first injurt but im worried- is my fist going to be really fragile when its all fully healed? Because i love boxing/sparring/punching in general and dont want to have to stop, plus if i cant defend myself with my fists im vulnerable. please reply quickly.-max
Fucked up hand
Well max, I can't tell you over the internet whats wrong with your hand. Your local physician can give better advice on how to heal correctly so that you can still function in your physical activities. However I can be your bench support since I'm currently sitting here with my second dislocated patella in seven months and also enjoy physicaly abusing myself and my friends in friendly drunken boxing matches...Heal fast m8, oh and punching walls is bad, but it teaches us how to spackle!
You may have broken the metacarpal (hand bone) again, or you may have sprained or broken something else. What you're doing is setting yourself up for arthritis in your hand when you get older, if you mess up the joints.If it's still swollen, you need to get to the doctor. We can't diagnose your hand on a message board.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- MLK
fair enough, but ill still be able to box eventually, right?