Frame? left hand "pain"..

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Katarzyna, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Ouch. What was behind the symptoms?
     
  2. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    was it dance related :shock:
     
  3. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    Agreed, except that I prefer the 3rd (i.e., middle) finger on the upper outside of the arm, not the 2nd, and I would add that the palm is facing mostly out, not down.
     
  4. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Being an engineer I count the thumb as finger zero. So we're talking about the same finger.
     
  5. Dancebug

    Dancebug Well-Known Member

    I found holding the arm with the index finger more comfortable. What are your reasons to recommend the middle finger?
     
  6. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    I believe most people use middle finger.. Not sure why...
     
  7. standardgirl

    standardgirl New Member

    I used to hold with index finger until a well known coach told me to change it to my middle finger. He said that holding with thumb and index finger is like grabing on your partner, and it looks nicer with middle finger instead.

    Not sure if this is just his personal thoughts or some universal believes.
     
  8. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Not saying this is the case, but every time I hear of something like this, I think of J. R. Richard. He was a baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros, circa 1980, and a rising star in the sport. One day, while warming up for a game, he complained that his pitching arm felt "dead". He didn't know it, but he had a blood clot in his arm. A few hours later, the clot migrated to his brain. He suffered a severe stroke, which ended his career and left him disabled.

    That's why I'd feel better if Kat would get that looked at right away. It's probably just a minor nerve irritation, but you never know...
     
  9. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Not sure, I used to always hold with middle finger till it was changed couple months ago by my coach... So I guess different people have different preferences..
     
  10. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Don't like getting scared.. I will see the nurse in an hour and share what she says.... hope it's nothing...
     
  11. lynn

    lynn New Member

    i hope it's nothing too....[hugs]

    Good luck with your doctor/nurse visit!
     
  12. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    It's not really painful, just a very strange feeling I didn't experience before... and it feel like a vein is being pulled....
     
  13. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    I find I often get a pulled feeling on either side of my neck if I really relax my arms - more true at my sides than in hold. Sometimes it goes to the point of a tingling, nerve pinched/interrupted circulation kind of feeling. If it's only doing in it certain (abnormal to everday life) positions I wouldn't worry much, but if you can see someone without even leaving work, go for it.
     
  14. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Well, I know what feeling you are describing, but this is kind of different. I feel it now even when I move my hand or when I bend my elbow... It's not a feeling of strech like you described. I am checking this soon...
     
  15. skwiggy

    skwiggy Well-Known Member

    While I agree that you should get it checked out to be on the safe side, I wouldn't get all bent out of shape worrying about some of the worst case scenarios people have mentioned here until a doctor tells you that you should.

    A friend of mine had similar numbness in her hand. Turned out it was a pinched nerve from carrying groceries. In time, it worked itself out.

    So don't worry yourself too much. Just see a doctor to be on the safe side, and hopefully he or she will tell you it's no big deal. :)
     
  16. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    I hope so. Some people hare are starting to freak me out :)
     
  17. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Apologies for that. I'm not trying to scare you, just motivate you a bit.
     
  18. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm seeing the nurse in 15 min. I wasn't referring to you as much as Egoist who mentioned amputation :shock: :lol:
     
  19. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Oops, yeah, I had another horror story, but I decided to save it. Please let us know. Chances are it's just an irritated nerve and you'll be fine in a few days.
     
  20. lynn

    lynn New Member

    another horror story :shock: ?? saving it for halloween??? this thread is almost giving me a heart attack.....
     

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