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Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re:Walking Sticks vs Ski Poles

On Tue, 10 Sep 1996, MARK HOLMES wrote:
> SNIP <
> When I opened my hand, not all the
> fingers would move - after a couple of seconds, they would finally pop open.
> Wierd - must be like carpel tunnel syndrome - fortunately it finally went
> away.  Wonder if anyone else had this problem?  
This is a common problem for rowers who grip the oars to tightly,
especially during close races. (Personal experience speaking!) It's
similar to grinding your teeth under stress or forgetting to breathe when
you are lifting weights.  The problem can be blood circulation, muscle
strain, or something more serious such as carpel tunnel.  The solution is
simple: RELAX.  Don't forget to breathe deeply, and wiggle your fingers
and toes. :)