Multiple Finger hyperextension

It was annoying. The morning was frustrated. At lunch I wanted to chat with others but to no help, I was derailed by a dominant chit chatter.
Walking away lest I get really verbally mean, was the best solution.

A young employee was kicking a soccer ball in the parking lot. Bouncing the ball off the building to trap and strike.

The scene was drawing me. I started a volley with him. Referring my soccer legs of four decades ago was more then exhilarating All the anxious ness of the day was soaring in flight with the ball. Each properly executed trap stopped annoyance at my feet and was kicked away. I was happy.

As I got more into it I was reliving many a game. The ball was racing toward the boundary I sprinted to keep it in bounds and active. my stride increased I was reaching the ball just in time.

The parking lot brought me to a forced reality that only hitting blacktop in flight can. I landed on my left hand with forward momentum only to notice my fingers bending back beyond their place. Slamming my left knee down my right palm punching the pavement to force a roll hoping I didn’t do what I just saw I did.

Jumping up in pain i held my left fingers with my right hand in a fist. A group of employees happened to gather helping me to ice and office.
Almost fainting I was commanded to be driven to the er.

All four fingers experienced hyperextension. Two had the IP joint chipped. That was in may now it’s August and I still don’t have my full motion back.

Going to physical therapy helped. It was a week till I could tie my shoes and use my left hand to grab a toothpaste bottle and in cap it. Random shots of pain arrive throughout the day for no apparent reason in different parts of the hand.

Exercise the hand is a daily chores and challenge.
Has anyone else experienced hyperextended fingers? I’m looking for input from others ………

I don’t regret playing soccer and feeling 19 even though I’m only 59.


Perennial plant propogator for Creekhill nursery. Over 40 years of experience with lots of plants from foliage, cut flowers, seasonal potted plants, annuals and perennials. A plant geek and nerd, i am

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