Wrist Pain – Conquer the Crux

Most climbing injuries are the result of overuse.  While fingers, shoulders, and elbows are common culprits, our wrist are also susceptible.  Luckily, wrist pain, as with all overuse injuries, is completely avoidable. To help you understand what causes wrist pain [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:00+00:00 September 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Avoiding Injuries on Pockets – The Climbing Doctor

For many climbers, even looking at a photo of a small two-finger pocket or a mono makes their fingers hurt.  It's also true that pockets put a lot of strain on our tendons and the other connective structures in our [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Natasha Barnes – Hamstring Injuries in Climbers

When we think of climbing injuries, most of us jump right to finger, elbow, and shoulder injuries. While injuries to these areas are definitely common, they are all upper body injuries. Last time I checked, we also use our lower [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:05+00:00 September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Pulley Injuries Explained – The Climbing Doctor

Like it or not, climbing puts a lot of stress on our fingers.  Do it for long enough and chances are you will experience some kind of finger injury.  While finger injuries can range from severe tendon ruptures to minor [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:24+00:00 August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

How Shoulder Mobility Affects Your Climbing

Shoulders, shoulders, shoulders... More and more climbers are dealing with chronic shoulder pain.  This isn't something we should be looking to simply grit our teeth and climb through.  That's a quick way to end up on the couch recovering from [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:39+00:00 July 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Neil Gresham: Coming Back From Injury

Ultimately, injury rehabilitation is a complicated topic and anything other than minor tweaks it is definitely worth seeking the advice of a medical expert.  However, to give you some general advice, here's an article from Rock and Ice by British [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:41+00:00 July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Rest Days by Liz Haas

Today, we've got an article about most climbers' least favorite topic: rest days.  Listen, we get it.  Climbing is a lot more fun than not climbing.  However, EVERYONE needs rest.  Additionally, while rest days are important for all climbers, they are [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:35:46+00:00 July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Climbing Doctor: Thoracic Mobility for Climbers

Mobility is the new buzzword in injury prevention and rehab.  While mobility work certainly isn't new, climbers are starting to realize that actively working on and improving our mobility is essential for pain free climbing. You can work on mobility [...]

By | 2017-09-18T06:36:14+00:00 June 16th, 2017|0 Comments