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Old 07-21-2017, 12:10 PM
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Question Have you ever had finger problems from throwing discs?

The recent posts about people having swollen or bleeding fingers from throwing discs got me wondering just how common this is. I've thrown ultimates for many, many years and disc golf discs for going on 4 years and I've never had any of these issues with my fingers. How about you?
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:35 PM
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For me, it happens with the fan grip and tearing the inner side of my middle finger.

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Old 07-21-2017, 12:50 PM
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Just a lumpy callous on my middle finger.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:09 PM
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yep callouses, i wouldn't go so far to say it sucks, just part of the game (still voted yes)
it does suck if i get bored and rip one of the callouses off, then when throwing it hurts until the callous is built up again (current situation)
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:16 PM
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The biggest problems I had were when I was throwing terns/ddx. The shallow rim put the pressure point on my middle finger too far towards the tip (I use power grip on all drivers) and it oddly started pushing my fingernail into my side cuticle. So I stopped throwing them. Ever since then, it still happens but very infrequently - and usually I just put some light tape around it to keep it from jamming in there. Never ripped callouses or anything weird like that. Never ripped any callouses powerlifting either even though it's a pretty common thing there too.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:17 PM
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I've had abrasion and irritation. Mostly from FH, but some from BH. I never pushed it to bleeding, because I back off and give it a few days. Part of it has been from flashing. I have found my fine sandpaper (got mis-placed while moving and I hate to buy something that I know I already have), and am working on smoothing down the discs that are a little sharp.
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I have a little callous on my right index finger, but it might also be from eating pistachios. There's really no way to tell.

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I always have a callous on my index finger which I don't consider an issue.
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When it's really dry, my thumb gets cracked right at the tip and edge of the nail from pressing down on the flight plate. It really makes me back off my throws...Smearing it with lip balm has helped.

One winter season, throwing beaded mids made the inside of my index finger pretty sore. Don't bag those anymore.
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For me, it happens with the fan grip and tearing the inner side of my middle finger.
Me too. I make sure whenever I buy a new disc I sand down any flashing it might have. Doesn't seem to affect the flight, and it helps me avoid having any issues with my middle finger.
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