Thursday, November 18, 2010

Climbing With Injury

Dave MacLeod tore a ligament on his index finger doing a crimpy move. So he changed the type of climbing he did to steep overhangs.

“…the injured part must be relatively unloaded for a good several weeks to give it a chance to progress and form a strong scar. But doing nothing tends to cause that healing progress to falter. Choosing climbing that will keep everything moving, responding and basically stimulated means healing progresses faster. So the goal is to look for a type of climbing that is kind on the injury but lets you climb hard and keep your fitness.”

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