Numb bridge hand after playing

michaelsu51216

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Has anyone encountered the problem of your bridge hand being extremely numb after playing? It's not even because of playing too long even after 2 hours my hand is just really numb, having a glove helps but after a while it still does that and last's for about 2 days. My hand becomes really sensitive to the texture of the felt after a while and has never came across this problem until recently.
 

Black-Balled

He Rides the Skies
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Has anyone encountered the problem of your bridge hand being extremely numb after playing? It's not even because of playing too long even after 2 hours my hand is just really numb, having a glove helps but after a while it still does that and last's for about 2 days. My hand becomes really sensitive to the texture of the felt after a while and has never came across this problem until recently.

Gotta be some kind of nerve impingement going on.

Try altering your arm angle and see if sensation gets better or worse?

I'd think you could modify both hand position and shoulder angle, but I'd suggest only one change at a time.

If you are so motivated, perhaps a dr visit might be in order.
 

Island Drive

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Sounds like you might play Allot....if so.

You might have your body weight, in relationship to your stance/bridge hand wrong, and in turn be doing some kind of torqueing to the end of your limb/arm to make your shot.

I created a carpal tunnel problem with my bridge hand yrs ago, due to this, poor body mechanics. It got so bad, I had to quit for many mths.
 
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justnum

TesticularCancer Survivor
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friction between skin and felt or cue stick causes irritation

I dont have thick skin like other people.

My skin is very thin and if I play without a glove, I get a lot of skin irritation.

When I practice drills a few of hours of set shots its a lot of rubbing of skin.

Use protection.

also try to stretch and do vision execises.
 

garczar

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Has anyone encountered the problem of your bridge hand being extremely numb after playing? It's not even because of playing too long even after 2 hours my hand is just really numb, having a glove helps but after a while it still does that and last's for about 2 days. My hand becomes really sensitive to the texture of the felt after a while and has never came across this problem until recently.
Sounds like radial nerve impingement. It can be caused by many things. Often its just sleeping/sitting in a funky position for too long. Might try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1vVJdRIelI
 

jimmyco

NRA4Life
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Home table or room? Is the cloth being disinfected with some type of caustic agent?
 

maha

from way back when
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it can be many things and who knows what. and you need to be tested right now. some could cause severe problems or death.
especially toxins in your work or environment.


Nerve damage in the hands, arm or neck
A herniated disc that puts pressure on the spinal nerves
Nerve pressure caused by tumors, infection, or enlarged blood vessels
Shingles
Herpes infection
Carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition in which pressure is placed on the nerves in the wrist. This often affects those who use their hands and wrists for work, such as typing.
Hardening of the arteries causing a lack of blood to the area
Poor circulation from diabetes
Stroke
Migraine headaches
Underactive thyroid
Raynaud’s syndrome, which causes artery spasms that reduce blood flow to the hands
Animal or insect bites
Certain medications
Lack of vitamin B12
Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium
Excessive alcohol use
Vasculitis
Lyme disease
 

bbb

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it can be many things and who knows what. and you need to be tested right now. some could cause severe problems or death.
especially toxins in your work or environment.


Nerve damage in the hands, arm or neck
A herniated disc that puts pressure on the spinal nerves
Nerve pressure caused by tumors, infection, or enlarged blood vessels
Shingles
Herpes infection
Carpal tunnel syndrome, a common condition in which pressure is placed on the nerves in the wrist. This often affects those who use their hands and wrists for work, such as typing.
Hardening of the arteries causing a lack of blood to the area
Poor circulation from diabetes
Stroke
Migraine headaches
Underactive thyroid
Raynaud’s syndrome, which causes artery spasms that reduce blood flow to the hands
Animal or insect bites
Certain medications
Lack of vitamin B12
Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium
Excessive alcohol use
Vasculitis
Lyme disease

Are you a doctor?
Impressive list
 

straightline

AzB Silver Member
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Could be over bracing/tensioning the the bridge aspect of your stance. I've even read instructions stating you should lean into it. :shrug: I do other repetitive things that cause this and backing off is the easiest fix. Backing off your pool "effort" might not be so easy. I find that if you have the Gumby effect shooting, tightening your core muscles is more centralized and suited to stabilizing your shotmaking. And, the bridge hand of course can rest comfortably in place.
 

Bavafongoul

AzB Silver Member
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OMG, you do not need a neurologist.

Go get examined by a hand doctor.

That is exactly why there are specialists.

Otherwise every doctor would just be a GP.
 

sonny burnett

Registered
Sure did have that problem. Had 3 disk fusions in my neck and a nerve opening enlargement in my left arm.

That was 15 years back and it has returned.

I hope yours disappears after a couple of injections. I played through it for a long time until it moved up my arm and I could not dress myself.

Good luck.

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gregnice37

Bar Banger, Cue Collector
Silver Member
I have constant numbness in both hands that runs thru my ring and pinky fingers. It's from pinched nerves in my neck, the c7 actually. Your issue could very well be that. Don't forget, most of the pain or ailments anyone has comes from the spine.
 

straightline

AzB Silver Member
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I have constant numbness in both hands that runs thru my ring and pinky fingers. It's from pinched nerves in my neck, the c7 actually. Your issue could very well be that. Don't forget, most of the pain or ailments anyone has comes from the spine.

Just so this doesn't get confused with core muscles and the tensions of good pool posture and posture in general, um yeah, that's it. lol...
 

gerryf

New member
I had numbness in my two fingers (small, ring).

Doctor identified it as C8 impingement.

Sent me to a physiotherapist, who gave me some hands-on treatment, and some exercises to do.

After five treatments it was gone and hasn't come back.
 
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