My Broken Hand

First off, don’t panic – this is an old X-ray. It was taken after a gig I played at the Hoxton Underbelly last year. I punched the stage at the end of the second song of the set and broke my knuckle.

I couldn’t really get a good photo of it, but you can see where the end of the 5th metacarpal has cracked and now points downwards instead of outwards. Hooray

I’m putting it on this blog by means of explanation of why my grip isn’t what it used to be. This proves especially problematic when deadlifting, as the reduced width across the inside of my hand means I lose stability on the bar and struggle to maintain grip with my right hand.

I’m working on it, but it’s slow and painful progress (my hand is fine, but all grip work hurts like hell due to the lactic acid buildup).

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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