Is the cause a result of a misfitted grip ??? I use mid size.
Am I gripping the club wrong ???
Do others have a similar problem ???
I have seen other golfers with tape on their finger... Could this help ??
I to have pain in my left index finger. I'm right handed. The pain actually started on the 15th hole. It almost felt like an electrical pain. If that makes sense. When I bend the finger it clicks from the first knuckle to the middle knuckle. So I assumed it was my interlocking grip. I've had the pain about 2 weeks. My husband said he had the same thing happen to him (he is also a golfer). He said to tape it up so it won't bend. It helped him. So far hasn't helped me. Hopefully, now that the weather is getting cooler I will give it a rest from golfing and by next season it'll be gone :)
I'm right handed. Left ring finger, middle joint pain.
Pain started when I took a full swing out of a sand trap. Sand was heavy from rain. Did not have a strong enough grip on the club, and club was nearly torn from my hand. Felt like I tore a tendon/ligament.
After trying to 'play with the pain', I went to my doctor. My orthopedist, a 3 handicap, made me take four weeks off, finger splinted the whole four weeks.
When I was allowed to start up again, she started me out by switching from an interlock grip to a ' left hand - four finger grip'. Her reasoning... the extra finger on the grip reduces the pressure on the ring finger by 25 %.
Next, she moved the grip of the club up toward the palm of my hand. Less then an inch, but it takes a lot of pressure off the finger tips and transfers it more to the base of the fingers.
Then, for 6 weeks, 'buddy wrap' the finger while playing. Basically, tape the ringer finger to your middle finger. The middle finger takes some of the pressure off the grip. (You'll have to 'Freddie Couples' it... play with out a glove, OR, put your glove on and buddy tape them. Then you'll have to putt with your glove on.)
That pretty much eleviated most of the pain.
A year later, little or no pain. I use one piece of tape, wrapped around the finger, just above the knuckle, tight as possible without cutting off circulation.
Now, 2 aspirin half hour before practice and playing, sometimes 2 more at the turn, and I'm good to go.
Note: While it does not sound like much, these are pretty significnt grip changes. My handicap went up to 11+, but after a year, it's back down to 9.
"And remember... you don't have to kill it. It's already dead."
I am a right handed golfer, golfing for 3 years, was practicing 3 time a week to learn and improve my game. I was having a little pain on my left ring finger at the knuckle, pain would stop after a couple of days, did not think much of it. Played a round of golf today after three months and pain came back after few swings and I started to worry whether this is the end of golf for me, came home and started searching the net. I am going to try the followings: 1. change my grips to mid size, 2. hold the club more towards the palm of my hand, 3. try the arthritis gloves and last use lighter grip pressure. I sincerely hope that one of these will help me so I can continue to play and enjoy this wonderful game. I welcome any practical and reasonable suggestions.
I am glad I found you guys!
Your a righty and you have ring finger joint pain on your left hand? I can't see how anything golf swing related can do this to your left hand. If you said "right hand", then yes....that would make sense.