Emerging Concepts in Injury Prevention: Pulley Sprain You feel a sharp pain across your finger after a long day of hanging on crimpers. Your finger is swollen and difficult to bend. You may have heard a snap or pop while pulling hard on a particular hold. It is likely that you strained or tore a [...]
Question: Dr. Vagy, I am a Doctor of Physical therapy student and I wanted to ask you a climbing specific injury question. A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and my middle fingers felt a little stiff (my left hand especially). I could still make a fist, but I noticed that when I specifically flexed my [...]
Question: Dr. Jared I recently read your article in the August issue of Dpm Climbing Magazine. I am a 30 year old novice climber. The reason I write you this morning is that I have enjoyed climbing but I have had to take weeks or months between climbing sessions to let my hands recover. The [...]
Outdoor Research just published an article co-authored by The Climbing Doctor on how to prevent pelvic pain climbing. Click here to read about how to prevent pelvic pain climbing Learn about how to treat pelvic pain and urinary symptoms as a climber.
Question: Hello Doctor Vagy, I am a 55 year old climber and my orthopedic doctor diagnosed my overuse injury as Lateral Epicondylitis in my arms. Can you explain the difference between Lateral Epicondylitis vs. Lateral Epicondylgia? I also suffer from a similar issue on the inside of my knees. I do feel that these areas [...]